Cheer Up

Shortly after the Great Chicago Fire, ignited 140 years ago today, the Chicago Tribune apparently¬†printed this under a header reading “Cheer Up:”

In the midst of a calamity without parallel in the world’s history, looking upon the ashes of thirty years’ accumulations, the people of this once beautiful city have resolved that CHICAGO WILL RISE AGAIN.

[via Wikipedia]

I wrote more about the fire today, over here.