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The Essential Great Chicago Fire

On October 8, 1871, a fire began on the near south side of Chicago that would grow into a three-day conflagration remembered today as The Great Chicago Fire. On the great fire’s 150th anniversary, author William Pack presents a program based on his book, “The Essential Great Chicago Fire.” Join us for a look back at the tragic event that led to Chicago’s triumphant emergence as one of the world’s great cities.

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