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Sunday, November 22, 2009

The skeleton of Mrs. O'Leary's infamous firestarting cow is stored in a vault in the basement of the Sears Tower.

See also:
- The Great Chicago Fire

keywords: history, famous people, culture and places, chicago, disasters, bovines, trivia, fun fact, fact of the day


  • Hello, where can I find out more information on this? Why is the skeleton not on display?

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at July 09, 2006 2:38 PM  

  • Hi,

    I worked at the Sears Tower for several years, and although I never got to see the skeleton, I can confirm that there is a basement vault.

    Rick G. - Carson City

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at July 09, 2006 3:05 PM  

  • hi
    thatis a preety azaming picture!!!!!!!!!

    By Anonymous leapea2, at December 01, 2007 10:14 AM  

  • I guess it won't do any good to point out that the role of Mrs. O'Leary's cow in starting the fire is debatable, will it? I have no idea whether the cow's skeleton is in the basement of the Sears Tower or not (why would it be?) but the cow's role in starting the fire is not proven.

    By Anonymous Cow Cop, at March 24, 2008 10:34 PM  

  • As the identity of the famed "Mrs. O'Leary" is in question, I doubt this factoid.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at November 13, 2008 2:59 PM  

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