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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. Touch 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 (approx. mile away); 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 miles away); Evancheck Cabin (approx. 6 miles away); 10,000 Board Feet of Logs (approx. 6.6 miles away); Menominee River (approx. 6.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map 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 American history.
In Memoriam Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, September 17, 2008
2. In Memoriam Marker
In the 1930s, Frank E. Noyes of Marinette, Wisconsin, editor of the Daily Eagle-Star, erected various historical plaques throughout the area.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. The Peshtigo Fire
 
Also see . . .  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.) 
 
Categories. Disasters
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 23, 2018. This page originally submitted on January 27, 2009, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 1,277 times since then and 36 times this year. Last updated on July 23, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 27, 2009, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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