Suggested Reading List

The article, Did the Cow Do It? A New Look at the Cause of the Great Chicago Fire, by Richard F. Bales, sets forth these theories and conclusions in greater detail. The article was published in the Spring, 1997 issue of the Illinois Historical Journal. To order a copy, write to the Illinois State Historical Society, 1 Old State Capitol Plaza, Springfield, Illinois USA 62701- 1507. The cost is $6.31 for Illinois residents or $6.00 for those who live outside of Illinois.

Also, see the following books on the fire:

For adults:

For children: