Monday, July 5, 2021

Letter C

Last week's quiz - B is for BUTTERFLY!  The photos are butterfly nebula, butterfly weed, and butterfly stroke.

This week is letter C.  What large US city is this?
Map of 1871 event,_New_York_Times.JPG
Photo of 1871 event

Bonus points if you can name the event in the 1893 and 1871 photos!


  1. Chicago, Chicago, my kind of town. Lots of good restaurants.

    1871 was when Mrs O-Leary's cow kicked over the lantern and burned the town down.

    1893 was, maybe, the last Indian war; called the Black Hawk War.

    1. 1871 yep, you know that event!
      1893 not quite but a good guess!

    2. 1893, since you are a romance writer you will probably not say it was the year H.H. Holmes Murder House was found.

      I'd have to say that you will pick the World's Fair.

  2. I picked Chicago, but wouldn't have picked the events. I didn't realise Mrs O'Leary's cow was an event! We used to sing a campfire song about it, but I thought it was made up, lol.

    Late last night, when we were all in bed boom boom boom, old Lady Leary lit a lantern in the shed and when the cow kicked it over, she blinked her eyes and said, "It'll be a hot time in the old town tonight, fire fire fire"

    Wow, I'm amazed I still remember that.

    1. Definitely NOT a made-up event! Were you singing the song when you typed that?!

  3. (I'm now off to consult google about the cow, lol)