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Great Chicago Fire of 1871: 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 Chicago Fire of 1871" using the following search strategies:

  • Use the following terms in combination, proximity, or as a phrase:
    Chicago Fire, fire, Great Chicago Fire, Mrs. O'Leary
  • 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 October 9-19, 1871.

Selected Articles from Chronicling America