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Peshtigo in Marinette County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

In Memoriam

 
 
In Memoriam Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, September 17, 2008
1. In Memoriam Marker
Inscription. To the memory of over 600 men, women and children who perished when every building in the Village of Peshtigo was burned and many surrounding farms were devasted in the great tornado of fire October 8, 1871.
 
Erected 1934 by Frank E. Noyes.
 
Location. 45° 3.163′ N, 87° 44.648′ W. Marker is in Peshtigo, Wisconsin, in Marinette County. Marker is at the intersection of Maple Street (U.S. 41) and East Front Street (County Highway B) on Maple Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Peshtigo WI 54157, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Peshtigo Fire Cemetery (approx. 0.6 miles away); Queen Marinette (approx. 6.4 miles away); Isaac Stephenson (approx. 6.4 miles away); Latitude 45 N (approx. 6.5 miles away); Evancheck Cabin (approx. 6.5 miles away); 10,000 Board Feet of Logs (approx. 6.6 miles away); Menominee River (approx. 6.6 miles away); Bay de Nocquet Trail (approx. 6.9 miles away in Michigan). Click for a list of all markers in Peshtigo.
 
Regarding In Memoriam. On the night of 0ctober 8, 1871, Peshtigo, a booming town of 1700 people, was wiped out of existence in the greatest forest fire disaster
In Memoriam Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, September 17, 2008
2. In Memoriam Marker
in American history. In the 1930s, Frank E. Noyes of Marinette, Wisconsin, editor of the Daily Eagle-Star, erected various historical plaques throughout the area.
 
Also see . . .
1. The Great Peshtigo Fire of 1871. "On the evening of October 8, 1871 the worst recorded forest fire in North American history raged through Northeastern Wisconsin and Upper Michigan, destroying millions of dollars worth of property and timberland, and taking between 1,200 and 2,400 lives." (Submitted on January 27, 2009.) 

2. Frank E. Noyes. Frank E. Noyes Biography, a scanned image from the book: Wisconsin, Its Story and Biography 1848-1913. (Submitted on January 27, 2009.) 
 
Categories. Disasters
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 1,190 times since then and 78 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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