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THE LITTLE BOOK OF HISTORY The 1760 Boston Fire
WHAT • This important event was the Great Boston Fire
WHERE • This horrible accident happened in Boston, Massachusetts
WHEN • This tragedy happened on March 20th 1760
WHY • There is no actual reason why the fire started. It was an accident , but back then in Boston small fires were part of everyday life.
WHO • No specific people were identified, but there was many people involved since 349 buildings were distroyed.
HOW • A small joiner’s shop caught fire and spread to a connecting shop, then a strong gust of wind blew the flames and scattered them.
SOURCES • A Complete History of the Boston Fire Department by Arthur Wellington Brayley • http://en.wikepedia.org • http://massmoments.org • www.alternatehistory.com • www.bos.frb.org • www.liveauctioneers.com • www.havardartmuseums.org