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Aftermath of Peshtigo Fire | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society

Photograph

Aftermath of Peshtigo Fire

Aftermath of Peshtigo Fire | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society
Aftermath of Peshtigo fire on October 8, 1871. Devastated landscape with deer carcass in foreground. The Peshtigo fire razed the small town of approximately 2000 people. More than 1,200 people perished in the conflagration that consumed more than 1.25 million acres of forest in what was, at the time, a booming lumber town.
DESCRIPTION
Aftermath of Peshtigo fire on October 8, 1871. Devastated landscape with deer carcass in foreground. The Peshtigo fire razed the small town of approximately 2000 people. More than 1,200 people perished in the conflagration that consumed more than 1.25 million acres of forest in what was, at the time, a booming lumber town.
RECORD DETAILS
Image ID:1859
Creation Date: 1871
Creator Name:Unknown
City:Peshtigo
County:Marinette
State:Wisconsin
Collection Name:
Genre:Photograph
Original Format Type:photographic print, b&w
Original Format Number:PH 6021.7
Original Dimensions:unknown
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
This image is one of many images of the Peshtigo Fire and its aftermath, held by the Wisconsin Historical Society.
SUBJECTS
Fires

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