Vintage Chicago Postcards

"Late one night, when we were all in bed, Old Mother Leary left a lantern in the shed, And when the cow kicked it over, she winked her eye and said, 'There'll be a HOT time on the old town tonight.'" -from a popular children’s song The legend of the much-maligned Mrs. O’Leary and the start of The Great Chicago Fire of Oct. 8, 1871 is so widespread that many people take the unsubstantiated rumor as fact. It’s not surprising that the...Continue Reading