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"Mrs. Kate O'Leary and her cow are innocent of any blame for the fire that raged behind their house."

Alderman Ed Burke of Chicago City Council's Committee of Fire and Police,

reading a resolution Monday that cleared Mrs. O'Leary and her cow, which was accused of knocking over a lantern and causing the Great Chicago Fire that raged from Oct. 8 to Oct. 10, 1871

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