The Great Fire. A well done piece by the Portland Press Herald.

A pretty well done special presentation by the PPH on the Great Fire of 1866.

The Great Fire of 1866

The attribution of the origin of the fire to kids playing with firecrackers is not supported by historical informatíon. It is at best apocryphal and, in my opinion, is pure anti-irish just as blaming Chicago’s fire of 1871 on Mrs O’Leary’s cow was.

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