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  •  Another fire that can be connected to (1+ / 0-)
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    regulations in the workplace was the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire in New York in 1911.

    I remember every year when I was in grade school in Chicago that we had a fire prevention week that was always treated seriously.  That is when we learned the history of the Chicago Fire.

    Piffle crack eat monkey snow. Really. Leonard Pitts, Miami Herald

    by Susan Grigsby on Tue Feb 24, 2009 at 11:31:42 AM PST

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      Susan from 29 the future.  It is one of those seminal events on a number of fronts.  But wanted to try to avoid being "all fire all the time".  What with Triangle, Cocoanut Grove, LaSalle Hotel, Our Lady of the Angels, etc. a person could keep the fires stoked for a long time.

      People with advantages are loath to believe that they just happen to be people with advantages. --C. Wright Mills

      by dsteffen on Tue Feb 24, 2009 at 04:56:59 PM PST

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