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" ... water stopped, doing nothing. At length they saw what they could do, and confined themselves to that. Letting the fire have free scope to the north and east, they endeavored to prevent it from spreading south against the wind. In this they succeeded,... "
The Weather and Climate of Chicago - Page 369
by Henry Joseph Cox, John Howard Armington - 1914 - 375 pages
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Report of the Chief Signal Officer, United States Army, to the Secretary of War

United States. Army. Signal Corps - 1872
...spreading south against the wind. In this they succeeded, cutting it off just as it was preparing to lay hold of immense piles of lumber which lay along the river. This was done about :i am Monday. The ettorts of the firemen, lamed for want of water, were ably seconded by gunpowder...
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Annual report of the chief signal-officer, to the secretary of war, Volume 2

United States signal office - 1873
...spreading south against the wind. In this they succeeded, cutting it off just as it was preparing to lay hold of immense piles of lumber which lay along the...ably seconded by gunpowder in the forenoon in the southern division. The same agent had been employed to check the northward progress of the fire, but...
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House Documents, Otherwise Publ. as Executive Documents: 13th Congress, 2d ...

United States. Congress. House - United States - 1873
...wind. In this they succeeded, cutting it off just as it was preparing to lay hold of immense pib-s of lumber which lay along the river. This was done...Monday. The efforts of the firemen, lamed for want ģI water, were ably seconded by gunpowder in the forenoon in the southern division. The same agent...
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Bulletin, Issues 1-10

United States. Weather Bureau - Nature - 1892
...spreading south against the wind. In this they succeeded, cutting it off just as it was preparing to lay hold of immense piles of lumber which lay along the river. This was done about 3 a. in. Monday. The efforts of the firemen, lamed for want of water, were ably seconded by gunpowder...
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The Climate of Chicago

Henry Allen Hazen - Chicago (Ill.) - 1893 - 137 pages
...spreading south against the wind. In this they succeeded, cutting it off just as it was preparing to lay hold of immense piles of lumber which lay along the...ably seconded by gunpowder in the forenoon in the southern division. The same agent had been employed to check the northward progress of the fire, but...
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