The Peshtigo Fire Of 1871: A Captivating Guide To The Deadliest Wildfire In The History Of The United States Of America That Occurred In Northeas
ISBN: 1647487269
EAN13: 9781647487263
Language: English
Pages: 104
Dimensions: 0.26" H x 9" L x 6" W
Weight: 0.47 lbs.
Format: Paperback

The Peshtigo Fire Of 1871: A Captivating Guide To The Deadliest Wildfire In The History Of The United States Of America That Occurred In Northeas

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If you want to discover the history of the Peshtigo Fire of 1871, then keep reading.

It's likely true that most people picking up this book have never even heard of a place called Peshtigo. This is hardly surprising: this little town on the shores of Lake Michigan is hardly a remarkable place in the modern day. Its residents number less than four thousand, and there's nothing particularly special about it at first glance.

But one does have to look twice at its motto. A city rebuilt from the ashes. Peshtigo may be just another small Wisconsin town today, but a hundred and fifty years ago, it really was nothing but ashes. This town was one of the hardest hit in the deadliest wildfire event in American history-and no, I'm not talking about the Great Chicago Fire, even though it also occurred on the very same night. The Great Peshtigo Fire of 1871 claimed four times as many lives as the fire in Chicago, and yet this cruel twist of fate has left it almost unheard-of, while the (untrue) tale of Catherine O'Leary's cow continues to echo through the centuries with unabated vigor.

The story of the Great Peshtigo Fire has not been told nearly often enough, and yet it is a story that will captivate every reader. Parts of it seem to border on science fiction: trees exploding in the heat of the fire, a tornado made of flames sweeping through an Read More chevron_right

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