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Peshtigo Fire

Date: November 25 1871
Description: Engraved view of Peshtigo Fire showing people trying to escape the flames by boat and on horseback. A team of cattle also seek refuge and several birds tak...
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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...
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Peshtigo Fire

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Description: Families huddled in a field in the Sugar Bushes, attempting to escape the Peshtigo Fire.
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Fire at the Wisconsin State Capitol (Third)

Date: February 27 1904
Description: Elevated view of the third Wisconsin State Capitol ablaze.
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Peshtigo Fire II. Fire in Town

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Description: Townspeople fleeing the Great Peshtigo Fire of 1871.
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Daily Democrat: Peshtigo Fire

Date: October 08 1871
Description: A portion of a page from the Madison Daily Democrat which gives an account of the Peshtigo fire.
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Peshtigo Smoke Stack Ruins

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

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

Date: 1871
Description: Building destroyed in Peshtigo fire.
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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
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River Scene

Date: 1871
Description: Scene at river showing fire destruction.
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Peshtigo Fire III. The River

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Description: Peshtigo Fire III. The River.
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Fire Fighters Rescuing Victims

Date: 1910
Description: Fire fighters on ground lifting people out of a building.
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Fire Fighters on Ladders

Date: 1910
Description: Fire fighters on ladders climbing up to the windows of a burning building.
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Fire Fighters with Hose

Date: 1910
Description: Fire fighters on the ground spraying water from a fire hose.
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Burning of German Textbooks

Date: June 13 1918
Description: "Here lies the remains of German in B.H.S." is written on the pavement next to a smoldering pile of German textbooks. A car is parked along the curb in the...
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Peshtigo Fire Drawing

Date: 1871
Description: Drawing of the Peshtigo Fire showing people seeking refuge in the Peshtigo River.
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A Fur Trader in the Council Tepee

Date: February 1892
Description: Engraving of a fur trader standing in the middle of a circle of seated Indians in their council tepee.
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Stump Land and Soil Erosion

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Description: Forest destroyed by destructive logging followed by a fire. The right-hand side of the image shows where soil erosion has begun.
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Retreat of the Indians with their Prisoners

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Description: Photograph of an engraving from an unknown source depicting a group of Native American warriors herding white captives along a trail. A building burns in...

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