The Peshtigo Fire
Hundreds rushed to the Peshtigo River in an
attempt to escape from impending flames.
Here to View More images from the Great Peshtigo Fire
I Promise you a home
Even flames couldn't
chase away his dream
On the Wings of Fire
Take A Look Back Into
Remembering the Peshtigo Fire
Here's your chance to view accounts from early life at the Peshtigo
to death in the ashes of America's most disastrous forest fire of Oct.
1871 that claimed more than 1,200 area lives.
Learn about Peshtigo's early lumbering days.
Visit the Peshtigo Fire Museum.
Read about Peshtigo's entrepreneurs.
Learn about Peshtigo's early settlers.
Read fire survivors' harrowing accounts of their escape from the flames.
View lists of those consumed by the October 1871 blaze.
Tour one of Peshtigo's early lumber mills.
See newly discovered pictures taken of Peshtigo's destitute days directly
after the fire.
View a Bible believed to have been scorched in the Peshtigo blaze.
All this and much more is included in Remembering
the Peshtigo Fire
Order yours today!
Also available from the Peshtigo Times
I Lived at Peshtigo Harbor
an 80-page book by F.C. Burke who tells the history of an early-day
a 140-page book by Alice Judy Behrend who tells the stories of various
fire survivors. It also includes Many Rivers to Cross, which contains
various information about Wisconsin Civil War companies and veterans.
I Lived at Peshtigo Harbor $13
Remembering the Peshtigo Fire $10.50
Burning Bush $13
All Three Publications $30.95
(price includes shipping and handling fees)
Mail a check or money order to Peshtigo Times, PO Box 187, Peshtigo
E-mail credit card (Visa or Mastercard) information and address to
Order by phone at 715-582-4541