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George Francis Train said Chicago would burn -- The Chicago Burn in 1871, predicted by a questionable character in American History

George Francis Train said Chicago would burn --   The Chicago Burn in 1871, predicted by a questionable character in American History
  “This,” (Train) said, “is the last public address that will be delivered within these walls! A terrible calamity is impending over the city of Chicago! More I cannot say! More I dare not utter!” George Francis Train (March 24, 1829 – January 5, 1904) is a name that is mostly forgotten today, but during his... Read more »

Fake News from the Great Chicago Fire of 1871

Fake News from the Great Chicago Fire of 1871
On the evening of October 08, 1871, the city of Chicago burned.  It was at the time the worst fire to strike a city.  Today, it still holds that ranking.  If this were January 12, 1871, Chicago would be on its way to a recovery nobody thought possible on that horrible night in October.  Over... Read more »