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The Great Peshtigo Fire: An Eyewitness Account, Second Edition

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Paperback: $12.95
64 pages, 8 illus., 2 maps, 8 b&w photos
ISBN: 9780870203107

Published by Wisconsin Historical Society Press

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By Peter Pernin

On October 8, 1871, a massive firestorm destroyed the small village of Peshtigo, Wisconsin, in the deadliest fire in US history. It engulfed far more than the village after which it is named: 2,400 square miles burned that night, killing families and livestock and burning whole communities to the ground. Local priest Peter Pernin witnessed the devastation. In 1874, Father Pernin first published this dramatic eyewitness account of what happened that day. In no other testimony is the Great Peshtigo Fire so vividly recounted. Pernin’s words offer an invaluable and enduring record for historians, scientists, and everyday citizens alike.

By Peter Pernin

On October 8, 1871, a massive firestorm destroyed the small village of Peshtigo, Wisconsin, in the deadliest fire in US history. It engulfed far more than the village after which it is named: 2,400 square miles burned that night, killing families and livestock and burning whole communities to the ground. Local priest Peter Pernin witnessed the devastation. In 1874, Father Pernin first published this dramatic eyewitness account of what happened that day. In no other testimony is the Great Peshtigo Fire so vividly recounted. Pernin’s words offer an invaluable and enduring record for historians, scientists, and everyday citizens alike.

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