One Of The Worst Disasters In U.S. History, The Peshtigo Fire, Happened Right Here In Wisconsin

A lot of great things have happened here in Wisconsin. There have also been a few not-so-great things, like The Peshtigo Fire. Though it occurred nearly 150 years ago, the fire remains the deadliest in U.S. history. Read on (and watch the video below) to learn about the catastrophe, which was as horrifying as it was destructive.

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Watch the video below to learn more about the Peshtigo Fire. It was posted on YouTube by The History Guy: History Deserves To Be Remembered: 

For more information, call Peshtigo Fire Museum at (715) 582-3244. You can also visit the Peshtigo Historical Society’s website or Facebook page.

Did you know about The Peshtigo Fire? If so, were you aware that it was the nation’s deadliest? Tell us in the comments section.

Address: Peshtigo, WI, USA