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Monday, March 31, 2014

Mappy Monday: Map of Chicago, Showing the Burnt District

 Freeman & Burr.. Map of Chicago, showing the burnt district , Map, [1871]; digital images, (, University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History,; crediting University of Texas at Arlington Library, Arlington, Texas.

Before the Great Chicago Fire of 1871, John Bennet Winters, his wife Ann, and their daughter Elizabeth lived at 247 S. Jefferson, Chicago. They did not live there after the fire. Looking at this map of Chicago showing the burnt district, it appears that the family was probably affected by the fire and had to move.

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