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  • Great Fire of 1871

    Were your ancestors effected by this fire? Most are familiar with the Chicago fire. But Michigan and Wisconsin were also greatly effected. The Chicago Fire of 1871 gets (justifiably) a great deal of attention. Something that is not as well known is the fact that it was only one of a number of major fires across the Midwest that burned millions of acres in October of 1871 and caused over 1200 ...