The Great Fire of 1852



April 1, 1852 started as a pleasant but windy spring day in the city of Chillicothe.  By day’s end, two city blocks of homes and businesses were in ashes.  An uncontrollable inferno quickly spread, devastating to the downtown area.  Although the area around the canal seemed to be rebuilt quickly, it was years before the town’s economy recovered.

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