On October 8, 1871, a fierce fire broke out in the bustling city of Chicago. Jumping rivers and burning miles of buildings and homes, the flames raged for more than two days. More than a hundred people died, and thousands were left homeless. Could the city have prevented this blaze? To understand the impact of a disaster, you must understand its causes. How did Chicago's building methods add fuel to the fire? How did human error delay help when the fire broke out? Investigate the disaster from a cause-and-effect perspective and find out!
Gefahr im Elfenreich – der dritte Fantasy-Roman von Bestsellerautor Herbie Brennan Seit Holly Blue Kaiserin des Elfenreiches ist, lastet eine gewaltige Verantwortung auf ihr. Die Elfen der Nacht verhalten sich schon länger verdächtig still, und auch von den Dämonen der Finsternis gibt es kaum Lebenszeichen. Da die neue Kaiserin nichts dem Zufall überlassen will – schon gar nicht das Schicksal ihres Reiches –, sucht sie den Spicemaster auf, ein Orakel ... Gemeinsam mit ihren Generälen berät sie danach über einen Präventivschlag gegen die Nachtelfen. Ihr Onkel, Lord Hairstreak, lässt ihr indessen eine Nachricht zukommen: Die Nachtelfen wollen mit den Elfen des Lichts verhandeln. Heimlich beschließt Holly Blue, Hairstreak aufzusuchen – nicht ohne zuvor den Countdown des Reiches zu starten: Sollte ihr etwas zustoßen, würde nach Ablauf der Frist von drei Tagen der Krieg gegen die Nächtlinge beginnen – und niemand außer der Kaiserin vermag den Countdown zu stoppen ...
Presents information about the Great Chicago Fire of 1871, compiled by Chicago Historical Society in Illinois. Describes the fire, which lasted from October 8th through the 10th. Notes the destructive results of the fire.
Although Emmi has lived in Chicago for two years, she finds it hard to love her adopted city. As a German immigrant n the early 1870s, she's often teased by her America-born peers. But when the Great Fire breaks out on October 8, 1871, Emmi and her enemies find themselves braving the smoke and flames together. Can Emmi and the others survive the danger to escape the burning city? Readers can learn the real story of the Great Chicago Fire from the nonfiction back matter in this Girls Survive story. A glossary, discussion questions, and writing prompts are also provided.
Ein Mädchen, zwei Jungs und drei heiße Sommer - Die neue Trilogie von »Du oder das ganze Leben«-Autorin Simone Elkeles Es ist so was von unfair! Amy kann nicht fassen, dass sie die Sommerferien mit ihrem biologischen Erzeuger am anderen Ende der Welt verbringen soll, um eine Großmutter kennenzulernen, von der sie noch nie was gehört hat. Dazu eine nervige Cousine und Schafe rund ums Haus. Was Amy aber wirklich zur Weißglut treibt, ist dieser Avi: Wie kann ein Junge so dermaßen unverschämt sein – und dabei so sexy!
Author: Richard F. Bales
Release Date: 2015-09-01
The Great Chicago Fire of 1871 swallowed up more than three square miles in two days, leaving thousands homeless and 300 dead. Throughout history, the fire has been attributed to Mrs. O’Leary, an immigrant Irish milkmaid, and her cow. On one level, the tale of Mrs. O’Leary’s cow is merely the quintessential urban legend. But the story also represents a means by which the upper classes of Chicago could blame the fire’s chaos on a member of the working poor. Although that fire destroyed the official county documents, some land tract records were saved. Using this and other primary source information, Richard F. Bales created a scale drawing that reconstructed the O’Leary neighborhood. Next he turned to the transcripts—more than 1,100 handwritten pages—from an investigation conducted by the Board of Police and Fire Commissioners, which interviewed 50 people over the course of 12 days. The board’s final report, published in the Chicago newspapers on December 12, 1871, indicates that commissioners were unable to determine the cause of the fire. And yet, by analyzing the 50 witnesses’ testimonies, the author concludes that the commissioners could have determined the cause of the fire had they desired to do so. Being more concerned with saving their own reputation from post-fire reports of incompetence, drunkenness and bribery, the commissioners failed to press forward for an answer. The author has uncovered solid evidence as to what really caused the Great Chicago Fire.
Author: Melanie Ann Apel
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
Release Date: 2002
Since it was founded by German immigrants in the late 1800s, Chicago's Lincoln Park neighborhood has been an exciting and ever-changing place to live. Bordered by Diversey, Ashland, North Avenue, and Lake Michigan, Lincoln Park has undergone countless changes while always remaining a strong Chicago community. Through a collection of more than 200 photographs, Lincoln Park, Chicago offers the reader a journey through homes, schools, businesses, museums, churches, the Lincoln Park Zoo, and the park itself. With anecdotes and images from before the Great Chicago Fire of 1871, to the 1940s when war turned family homes into rooming houses, to the bustling, jam-packed Lincoln Park of today, this vibrant and beautiful neighborhood springs to life.
Author: Kathleen Duey
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 2014-03-25
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
In the midst of the Chicago fire of 1871, Nate is desperate to get back to his great aunt's boarding house, but finds himself responsible for the safety of Julie, who is also separated from her family.