“The Peshtigo Fire showing people seeking refuge in the Peshtigo River, 1871. taken from Harper’s Weekly, 1871 Page 1037” public domain via Wikimedia Commons (https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:The_Peshtigo_Fire_showing_people_seeking_refuge_in_the_Peshtigo_River.jpg)

Acquisition Date: September 15, 2020​

Source: Wisconsin Historical Society

Description: The story of Wisconsin’s Peshtigo Fire

Questions to Consider:

  • Had you ever heard of this fire before?
  • How does the story of this fire impact your knowledge of the history of Wisconsin?

Link: https://www.wisconsinhistory.org/Records/Article/CS1750