The Great Fire of 1910 was very destructive in its nature. A drought and dry spring made the ground exhausted with dehydration. In Sherry Devlin’s article she states “Wallace townspeople blew up dynamite in hopes that the man made thunder would bring rain”. Tons of small fires were started from lighting, people, and railroads. () Rangers scooted along trains and put out fires.
The summer of 1871 was the time of the year in Chicago where it was very hot and dry making the wooden city vulnerable. Then one day, a fire broke out in Chicago which caused a lot of commotion and terror in the city and more. In this essay, I will talk about how the fire started, how the firefighters handled the fire, and the aftermath of the fire. On the evening of October 8, 1871, all of this fire spread through Chicago, but there has to be a start to all of this. The fire started around a barn belonging to the family of Patrick and Catherine O’leary.
On the 18 of October in 1871 a fire started in a backyard barn. The reason it took so long to get the fire out was because of the wind, and when it was called in it was called to the wrong address. This fire leveled Chicago. Most of the buildings and houses were made mostly of wood and other highly flammable materials, so when the fire hit it caught everything on fire immediately. This fire would be remembered throughout history.
The Great Chicago Fire was an significant event that took place in Chicago, Illinois in 1871. The fire burned more than $200 million dollars worth of property was destroyed along with the death of 300 people, and more than 100,000 people were left homeless. The Great Chicago Fire is believed to be caused by a cow knocking over an oil lamp. Though it is not proven the chances of that happening are very great. The fire was tremendously devastating to the citizens of Chicago.
THE TRIANGLE FIRE: THE DEADLIEST INDUSTRIAL DISASTER IN THE HISTORY OF THE CITY Triangle Shirtwaist Company In a tragic event accruing in the early 1900s, resulting in the deaths of 145 factory workers, ultimately led to the development of several laws and regulations that would better shape labor condition throughout the United States. In the paperback “The Triangle Fire” written by Jo Ann E. Argersinger, there are numerous primary sources with personal stories reflecting how this heartrending event shaped survivors of the Triangle Fire. Life in the Shop, All for One, and The Roosevelt I Knew are three primary sources within the text that reveal the labor conditions before and after the fire, perspectives of workers themselves, factory
The Dust Bowl The Dust Bowl was a period of severe dust storms causing major ecological and agricultural damage to American and Canadian prairie lands from 1930 to 1936, however in some places it lasted until 1940. The Dust Bowl was caused by a severe drought also coupled with decades of extensive farming without crop rotation or other techniques to prevent erosion. Deep plowing of the top soil of the Great Plains had killed the natural grass that normally kept the soil in place and trapped moisture even during the period of droughts and high winds. During the drought of the 1930’s with no natural anchors to keep the soil into place it dried and turned to dust, and blew away eastward, and southward in large dark clouds. At times the clouds blackened the sky reaching all the way to the East Coast cities such as New York and Washington D.C.
We can clearly see a pattern of droughts throughout history in the United States. There is no way to control this, droughts happen all over the country, especially in the Great Plains, but we have never and most likely will never see a drought or dust storm as severe as the dust bowl. In the 1930s unusually cool temperatures were occurring in the Pacific. This created a very dry climate across the United States, which was especially bad in the Great Plains. Many new farmers came to the plains in hopes to escape the depression.
If the fire didn’t happen we wouldn’t have these buildings we have now because there wouldn’t be any room for them. If the Chicago Fire didn’t happen we probably wouldn’t be doing what we are doing right now. The Chicago Fire Burned for 2 days October 8 to October 10, and it destroyed 18,000 buildings. The Chicago fire killed 300 people and leaving 100,000 people homeless. To fix all the damage it cost $200 million.
Droughts can also affect farmers, due to it being so hot that their plants die. Farmers lose money during droughts. The Robert Lee, Texas drought is the worst drought the town has suffered in 116 years. The ground had gotten so hard that at one point it caused the underground pipes to burst, sending the water up onto the streets. The mayor of the town realized what was happening when the reservoir started drying up, at a rapid
The Great Chicago Fire Fire is really dangerous and strong especially when put next to something that can catch on fire. On October 8 to October 10, in 1871, a big fire happen in Chicago that really took a toll in Chicago.The fire last around 2 to 3 days leaving Chicago in flames and thick black smoke ( Billings,et al. PG 146-147 ). Most likely the dry weather and the buildings that was mostly made out of wood started the fire. Since most of the buildings was made out of wood the fire burned it easily and spreaded quick.
These actions proved effective, and it appeared that the Great Lakes station was through the worst of the epidemic. Officers announced that the rate of newly identified cases was decreasing by 10% every day. The city interpreted these calm reports to mean the city was not at great risk, and was lulled into a false sense of security (ROBERTSON: A REPORT ON AN EPIDEMIC OF INFLUENZA IN THE CITY OF CHI). On September 21, however, Chicago experienced the first significant rise in the death rate from influenza and pneumonia. The city of 2.7 million people sat vulnerable and unprotected.
Sherpa fire in Santa Barbara grows to 4,000 acres overnight, putting about 140 homes at risk and closing down major freeways according to federal officials. The fire started on Wednesday afternoon on coastal hills north of Santa Barbara. It had moved through overgrown hillsides and canyons that have not been burned in over 60 years because of the hot and dry weather and notorious “sundowner” winds. Sundowners, similar to Santa Ana winds, fuel many of the fires in the Santa Barbara County. Highway 101 was temporarily shut down along the Gaviota Coast, for the second night in a row, on Thursday and was reopened around 5 a.m. on Friday.
I t’s been 145 years, when the fire struck Chicago and the history still goes on today, and today is the anniversary of that event that happened in 1871, and when it was all burned to the ground. It was a beautiful day in our Chicago home, but very dry weather, but still everything was going well for everyone. It was milking day for Mrs. Catherine O’Leary on Tuesday, October 8, 1871 (milking day) however, the cause of the fire has never been told because it spread so quickly, spreading 4.2 square miles in just 2 days, and destroying buildings, houses, and even jumping across rivers. It was a great deal of sadness because lots of lives were lost. Theories have shown that Mrs. O’Leary was milking her cow when suddenly fire spilt apart on that
The Dust Bowl There’s a huge cloud coming only it 's not a cloud made of water, it 's a cloud of dust. When the Great Depression started in the 1930s there was a lot of economic problems, but during this time of crisis the Dust Bowl started. The dust bowl was a huge cloud of dust that destroyed parts of America. When the Dust Bowl hit it destroyed the agriculture and the dust storm affected the farmers living were the Dust Bowl hit and wherever the Dust Bowl hit, the farmer’s health was affected as well. When the Dust Bowl came it completely destroyed the agriculture due to the severe drought that had come before the actual storm arrived.