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Mr Monkey at the Museum of History and Industry, 29th January

"It did something like $20 million worth of damage, apparently"

Mr Monkey looking at debris from the Great Fire Mr Monkey looking at a mural of the Great Fire

Unfortunately for Seattle, most of the buildings were made of wood and the water supply wasn't adequate . Mr Monkey examined fire damaged debris left over from the great fire, and studied the large mural painted by Rudolph Zallinger. Then he traced a red line on a model of the town, to see how much of it was burned down.

You can read some documents relevant to the fire at the Archives Document Library for Washington State History.

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