Peshtigo in Marinette County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
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 Cemetery (approx. 0.6 miles away); Queen Marinette (approx. 6.4 miles away); Isaac Stephenson (approx. 6.4 miles away); Latitude 45° N (approx. 6½ miles away); Evancheck Cabin (approx. 6½ 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). 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
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 was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 27, 2009, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 1,238 times since then and 42 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on January 27, 2009, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.