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  1. KorbenDallas

    Poll | 1871: Chicago Fire Damaged Buildings. What caused these damages?

    Ran into a couple of interesting photographs depicting buildings damaged by the Great Chicago Fire of 1871. That is per the PTB, of course. The Great Chicago Fire was a conflagration that burned in the American city of Chicago during October 8–10, 1871. The fire killed approximately 300...
  2. Ruins of Lisbon in 1755. The Opera House.

    Ruins of Lisbon in 1755. The Opera House.

    Ruins of Lisbon as appeared immediately after the 1755 Earthquake and Fire.
  3. Ruins of Lisbon in 1755. The Church of St Nicholas.

    Ruins of Lisbon in 1755. The Church of St Nicholas.

    Ruins of Lisbon as appeared immediately after the 1755 Earthquake and Fire
  4. Ruins of Lisbon in 1755. Patriarchal Square.

    Ruins of Lisbon in 1755. Patriarchal Square.

    Ruins of Lisbon as appeared immediately after the 1755 Earthquake and Fire
  5. Ruins of Lisbon in 1755. Basilica de Santa Maria.

    Ruins of Lisbon in 1755. Basilica de Santa Maria.

    Ruins of Lisbon as appeared immediately after the 1755 Earthquake and Fire
  6. KorbenDallas

    1892 Pioneer Building in Seattle: how and when was it built?

    This is one of the most famous buildings in Seattle, and rightfully so. The structure is pretty stunning. The history of its construction has a bit of a mystery to it. Of course, this mystery is not exactly on the surface for everyone to see. One would have to actually investigate, to see the...
  7. KorbenDallas

    Lexington Courthouse. Destroyed by Fire in 1897

    The court house was completely burned, and in an hour nothing remained but walls.... Lexington, KY Fayette County Court House Fire, May 1897 Some things are simply not meant to be walked by. Here we have ruins of the Lexington Courthouse. It was allegedly destroyed by fire in 1897. The below...
  8. KorbenDallas

    Ghost Town - Singapore, Michigan: Fires of 1871 and Sand Dunes

    This sand buried town of Sigapore in Michigan paid a heavy price for assisting bigger cities to recover from the fires of 1871. I do not trust the official version, because supplying destroyed cities with lumber makes very little sense to me. We all know that cities destroyed in the 19th century...
  9. KorbenDallas

    1885: The Great Fire of Galveston

    The Galveston fire of 1885, started on Friday, November 13 near the business district. More Than Forty Blocks of Buildings Destroyed. 100 Acres in the Heart of the City Laid Bare. About 2,300 People Made Homeless at a Single Blow. Trees survived again This is amazing how these "urban fires"...
  10. KorbenDallas

    1908: Great Chelsea Fire, Massachusetts

    This is Chelsea, Massachusetts. The place is located slightly north-east of Boston. Considering that the event took place in 1908, it makes it one of the latest so-called fires or conflagrations. We should expect a lot of high quality photographs, right? The Great Chelsea fire of 1908 was a...
  11. KorbenDallas

    1871 Great Chicago Fire: one image, one question...

    Officially, the below carnage was caused by the Great 1871 Fire of Chicago. We have extensively talked about various related devastating urban fires before. At this point I simply wanted to ask one question: In your opinion, what mechanism (or mechanisms) of destruction could cause the...
  12. KorbenDallas

    San Francisco: 1906 vs. 1907, 1908 and 1909

    Was somewhat bewildered by this 2 and 3 year San Francisco metamorphosis. If you remember, this unfortunate event happened on 04/18/1906, and below are the consequences. SF: April 1906 - larger image SF in 1 Year: 1907 San Francisco rising from ruins, April 18, 1907. View southeast from Nob...
  13. KorbenDallas

    Battlefield America

    USA Urban Fires (no other countries) I don't think the below list of "Fires" could be called a "surface scratch," for it's not even close. What am I talking about here? Take the below list and apply it to the entire United States territory. You will simply have to change a city/town name. Here...
  14. KorbenDallas

    1889 Post-Fire Seattle rebuild speed: 5,625 buildings in 18 months

    There is something very bizarre in the history of Seattle. It is related to the Great Seattle Fire of 1889, followed by an enormous construction boom of 1889-90. This construction "on steroids" is something I would like to talk about. The numbers are really off the charts, so bear with me. The...
  15. KorbenDallas

    Urban Fire verdict: global attack on our civilization or incompetency?

    This could probably be the biggest cover up in the history of mankind. At the same time, it could be a case of the mind boggling stupidity. I will present the facts, and you be the judge of which one it is. One way or the other, this bizarre occurrence could be classified as a historical...
  16. KorbenDallas

    Urban fire damage or was it a powerful nuclear-like explosion?

    I understand how crazy it sounds. How could american cities be destroyed by an unknown weapon in 19th and early 20th centuries? Supposedly the technology was not there. An event of this magnitude would have been reflected in history and memory of generations. After all, Hiroshima and Nagasaki...
  17. KorbenDallas

    Who nuked San Francisco in 1906?

    This appears to be the story of every single event where "fire storm" is present in the description. And the story is always the same. At first we have either an earthquake, or a regular fire. Then this mysterious fire storm gets developed. These fire storms always lead to a level of destruction...
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