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Peshtigo Fire Cemetery Marker

Date: December 10 1951
Description: Peshtigo Fire Cemetery marker, shown on the site.
Photograph

Aftermath of Peshtigo Fire

Date: 1871
Description: Aftermath of Peshtigo fire on October 8, 1871. Devastated landscape with deer carcass in foreground. The Peshtigo fire razed the small town of approximatel...
Painting

Peshtigo Fire

Date: 
Description: Families huddled in a field in the Sugar Bushes, attempting to escape the Peshtigo Fire.
Map or Atlas

Bird's-Eye View of Peshtigo

Date: September 1871
Description: Bird's-eye view of Peshtigo, before it was destroyed by fire on the night of October 8, 1871.
Photograph

Mill dam

Date: 1867
Description: Mill dam and sash factory.
Photograph

Peshtigo Smoke Stack Ruins

Date: 1871
Description: Ruins of building showing smoke stack still standing after Peshtigo fire.
Photograph

Aftermath of Peshtigo Fire

Date: 1871
Description: Street scene showing destruction after Peshtigo fire.
Photograph

Peshtigo Fire Ruins

Date: 1871
Description: Building destroyed in Peshtigo fire.
Photograph

Railroad Damage at the Peshtigo Fire

Date: 1871
Description: Fire destruction near railroad tracks after Peshtigo fire. There are wheel carriages from destroyed boxcars on and near the tracks
Photograph

River Scene

Date: 1871
Description: Scene at river showing fire destruction.
Photograph

Peshtigo Log Jam

Date: 1907
Description: Loggers breaking up a log jam in the Peshtigo River area.
Photograph

Peshtigo Congregational Church

Date: 1871
Description: Wood engraving of the Congregationalist Church in Peshtigo. From the book "Sketch Of The Great Fires In Wisconsin".
Print

Peshtigo Schoolhouse

Date: 1871
Description: Photographic print of a wood engraving of a schoolhouse and children in Peshtigo. From the book "Sketch of the Great Fire In Peshtigo."
Photograph

Sorting Logs

Date: 1900
Description: Log pond with two lumberjacks walking on the floating logs and sorting them in the Peshtigo River area.
Print

Peshtigo Fire Drawing

Date: 1871
Description: Drawing of the Peshtigo Fire, showing people seeking refuge in the Peshtigo River.
Map or Atlas

Bird's-Eye View of Peshtigo

Date: 1881
Description: Bird's-eye map of Peshtigo.
Photograph

Wisconsin & Michigan Employees

Date: 1907
Description: Employees of the Wisconsin and Michigan Railroad posing in the roundhouse.
Photograph

Peshtigo Train Depot

Date: 1920
Description: View down platform towards the Wisconsin and Michigan Railroad. A box car of the Minneapolis, Saint Paul & Sault Ste. Marie Railroad is sitting on a rail s...
Photograph

Wisconsin & Michigan Railroad Office

Date: 1903
Description: Superintendent J.N. Harrison and dispatcher W.H. Wright are seated at desks in the Wisconsin & Michigan Railroad office.
Photograph

Peshtigo Company Sawmill

Date: 1890
Description: View of the Peshtigo Company sawmill including the old wooden dam in the foreground. There are logs in the water on the left.

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