I'm a freelance writer, designer, and game developer. My name is Will Hindmarch, and this is a notebook I keep on the web.
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.
I wrote more about the fire today, over here.