Week 41: October

Week 41: October 8th thru 14th

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10/8 of… 1808

Horace Smith born in Cheshire (Chester?), MA. Firearms and cartridge designer.  {001}


The Great Chicago Fire+2 is called in at about ten in the evening. Catherine and Patrick O’Leary’s barn was certainly the first structure to go, but the cow story was journalistic hyperbole. No cause was ever pinpointed. In an ongoing drought, firemen, fatigued from fighting a fire the day before, could not stop the out-of-control inferno, driven by strong southwest winds, from roaring into the heart of the city…  {001}Old West Daily Reader Subscribe Today

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