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The great conflagration Chicago : its past, present and future /

Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Sheahan, James W. 1824-1883.
Corporate Authors: Baker & Co. (Chicago, Ill.), Sabin Americana, 1500-1926.
Other Authors: Beale., Carleton, Will, 1845-1912., Fox, S., Glyndon, Howard, 1840-1923., Harte, Bret, 1836-1902., Townsend, George Alfred, 1841-1914., Upton, George P. 1834-1919., Whittier, John Greenleaf, 1807-1892.
Format: Online Book
Language:English
Published: Chicago, Ill. : Union Pub. Co., 1872, [c1871]
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Item Description:"Embracing a detailed narrative of the great conflagration in the north, south and west divisions: origin, progress and results of the fire. Prominent buildings burned, character of buildings, losses and insurance, graphic description of the flames, scenes and incidents, loss of life, the flight of the people. Also, a condensed history of Chicago, its population, growth and great public works. And a statement of all the great fires of the world."
"The northwestern fires. Great conflagrations in the states of Michigan and Wisconsin. Great fires of the world: Rome, Moscow, London, New York, Pittsburgh, Charleston, Chicago, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Portland and other great fires."--P. [369]-418.
Includes poems about the fire, p. 357-367, by J.G. Whittier, G.A. Townsend, Bret Harte, Howard Glyndon [i.e., Laura C.R. Searing]. "The burning of Chicago: a poem. By Will M. Carleton"--513-527.
Publisher's advertising: [2] p., 2nd count.
Reproduction of the original from the American Antiquarian Society.
Sabin no. 80028.
Some ill. signed by S. Fox and Beale. Engr. by Baker & Co.
Physical Description:527 [i.e., 521], [2] p., [3] leaves of plates : ill., maps ; 23 cm.
Access:Electronic access restricted to Villanova University patrons.