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Have you read more than three books about the 1903 Chicago Iroquois Theater Fire, like I have?



Truly horrific event (and reads), yet, something about it has me ever interested.

Posted - January 22

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  • 421
    No, I had not heard of it before, so I looked it up. I did read the entire Smithsonian Magazine article about it. That fire was in 1903 and then in 1911 there was the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire in Manhattan. A lesson not learned?

    The "Great Chicago Fire" of 1871 killed an estimated 300 people. The Iroquois Theater Fire of 1903 killed at least 600 people.
      January 22, 2023 11:18 PM MST
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  • 21739
    Yup, interesting points.
    And I've read about those, too.

    And the Hinkley Fire of 1894 blew me away. Oh, MY.
    I ended up traveling there to find out more.
      January 23, 2023 8:04 PM MST
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  • 51495

     

      No, I have read fewer than three books on that topic. 





     


    (Hey, wait . . . )
    ~

      January 22, 2023 11:24 PM MST
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  • 21739
    I know there is something here tat will make me smile.
    But it's late for me.  :)
    And I'm nervous about an upcoming job.
      January 23, 2023 8:05 PM MST
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