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Chicago Fire 1871

By Mallory James

Wealth is Like seawater, the more we drink the thirstier we become, and the same is true of fame. —-Arthur Schopenhauer

Fame, fame, and fame. It was true.

Story is, that Mrs. O’Leary cow kick over a lantern in her barn. Irish immigrant “Catherine O’Leary” was wrongly accused of starting the fire. Mrs. O’Leary denied this charge. Anti-Irish was strong at this time. Some newspapers even reported she was in bed at nine, because she was passed out drunk! She has become an American legend!

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mallory james

mallory james

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I am a 63 yr old woman. I have one child. I live in Washington DC. I grew up in Chicago IL