Chicago After The Fire
After the fire tents were pitched for the homeless people. Carpenters, laborers, and bricklayers were getting higher pay. $5,000,000 was received for rebuilding Chicago. $900,000 was received from other countries. People 150 miles away came for temporary jobs. One house that was rented for $12 a month was then rented for $75 a month. Some grocers doubled the price of meat. One grocer was giving away meat for free. Over 6,000 gallons of soup was served. Ashes and bricks were taken to the lake for landfill. Men were tearing down old burnt buildings to make space for new ones.People sent 8,000 books to the people.