June 10, 2020

Episode 30: The Great Chicago Fire

Hey, we heard you like wood, so we stored wood in your wood so you can wood when you wood!  When they first built the Windy City, perhaps they should have considered building materials that were a bit less timber-based.  Controversy about Mrs. O'Leary's cow versus Daniel "Peg Leg" Sullivan aside, the great fire that tore through Chicago in October 1871 took no prisoners.  A cow, a lamp, a drunk, a city made of kindling, and twenty-four hours of one of the worst infernos to hit a major US city.

 

Leigh's song pick:: Woundwort by Fall of Efrafa
https://open.spotify.com/track/1IleUPbCNU4HxnAHu38MX2?si=5EJOX_H7R-uvtpH6jFa8Bw

 

Peter's song pick:: Nobody's Listening by Linkin Park
https://open.spotify.com/track/1EU3VuKGZOvd1HTkxLPUXK

 

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