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  • The Iroquois Theatre Fire

    The Iroquois Theatre Fire

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    Chicago, December 30, 1903.  Fire, smoke and chaos caused by fear, killed over six hundred soles today at the new Iroquois Theatre on Randolph Street. That’s the way the lead story in the Chicago Sun-Times began on the morning of December 31, 1903.  A grusome story of death and suffering that need not have happened.…

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Past Article

Bob Teevan
Every criminal in TV-cop-shows claims to be mistakenly identified. Well, the Adolf Beck case is one in which the claim was true. R. Tuck & Sons even made postcards with photos of the real Mr. Beck and his real signature was on the card too.

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