Peshtigo Fire


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, city (1990 pop. 3,154), Marinette co., NE Wis., on the Peshtigo River 6 mi (9.7 km) inland from its mouth on Green Bay; inc. 1903. Located in a dairying and lumbering region, the city is a resort town that also produces paper, transportation equipment, laminated
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Having grown up in Paradise, Chief Hawks witnessed his community, his family and his friends face the deadliest fire since the 1918 Cloquet Fire in Minnesota and the Peshtigo Fire in Wisconsin in 1871.
The Allied militaries studied the effects of the Peshtigo Fire in order to recreate them over Dresden and Tokyo in World War II.
The article mentioned that in the past, forest fires have killed thousands of people - the 1871 Peshtigo Fire in Wisconsin, for example, killed an estimated 1,500 to 2,500 people.
Particular attention is paid to the Peshtigo Fire of 1871.
has published Colors of the Firestorm: The Great Peshtigo Fire by Linda Brieno.
The Great Peshtigo Fire of 1871 is lost somewhere in history even though it is still listed among America's top ten worst natural disasters.
The Peshtigo fire incinerated 3.7 million acres in northeastern Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula.
* One of the worst wildfires in history was the Peshtigo fire in Wisconsin and Michigan in 1871.
Some of the largest, most destructive fires in America were caused by logging, such as the Peshtigo Fire in Wisconsin that burned a million acres and killed 1,200 people.
Known as the Peshtigo Fire, it ranks as one of the most devastating natural disasters in United States history, and as one of the most compelling stories of human courage.
Fire vortices contributed to both the speed and destructiveness of the Peshtigo Fire. The fires of October 8 generated two types of vortices.