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Great Boston Fire of 1872: Topics in Chronicling America

Search Strategies & Selected Articles

The links below provide access to a sampling of articles from historic newspapers that can be found in Chronicling AmericaYou can further explore the topic of the "Great Boston Fire of 1872" using the following search strategies:

  • Use the following terms in combination, proximity, or as a phrase:
    Boston, fire, flames, great, second Chicago
  • Use a specific date range if looking for articles for a particular event in order to narrow your results. To narrow your results for this topic, search between:
    November 9 - November 16, 1872
  • Be aware that newspapers at the time often compared the Great Boston Fire to the Great Chicago Fire that occurred a year prior, in 1871, referring to it as the: Second Chicago 

Selected Articles from Chronicling America