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150th anniversary of Peshtigo Fire
On the evening of October 8, 1871, the worst recorded forest fire in North American history raged throughout Northeastern Wisconsin and Upper Michigan, destroying millions of dollars of property, timberland, and taking between 1,200 to 2,400 lives. Beginning in Peshtigo, widespread drought conditions fueled the inferno and remarkably high winds caused the fire to spread across Green Bay to the Door Peninsula.
Door County native Barb Chisholm, great granddaughter of Emmerence (Gaspard) Englebert, will take on the character of her grandmother - who lived through the fire - to tell the tale of the fire that enveloped both sides of the Bay, and how it influenced the area and its people, 150 years after it raged through the area.

Oct 7, 2021 07:00 PM in Central Time (US and Canada)

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