A tragedy that occurred October 8-10, 1871, leaving a trail of destruction and over 100,000 homeless. Mrs. O'Leary's cow of legend did not cause the fire; rather the hot, dry and windy weather conditions, combined with the wooden construction prevalent in the city, led to the uproar in flames. Despite the immense destruction, this is a story of a city's survival, with the Chicago Water Tower still standing after the fire was put out. The tower remains standing in the heart of the city, reminding the world of Chicago's strength during adversity.
As Chicago approaches the sesquicentennial of the great fire, Atlas Stationers and Retro 51 teamed up to present this newest exclusive. The Great Chicago Fire Tornado features the iconic Water Tower standing strong amid the intense flames that devoured the city. Grab your Great Chicago Fire Pen to celebrate the strength and resilience of Chicago.
This is a running numbered edition with the release of 500 pens.