Peshtigo Fire

Peshtigo Fire (HM29PX)

Location: Peshtigo, WI 54157 Marinette County
Country: United States of America

N 45° 3.273', W 87° 44.908'

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Oct. 8, 1871

—The City Reborn from Ashes of America's Most Disastrous Forest Fire —


This bridge crosses the river that has been the heart of the
community since the founding of Peshtigo.

This river provides power for our commerce and daily lives.
This river also protected some of our citizens who sought
refuge in these waters during the great fire of Oct. 8th, 1871

The citizens of Peshtigo dedicate the bridge over the River
In honor of those who have served and defended our country
And those who protected, defended and rebuilt our community

"From the embers of ruined hope, may the germs of virtuous industry spring, while
nature in tears, weeping over the blackened funeral pile, shall plant, as the seasons
come and go, fresh roses of Spring o'er the ashes of the dead."
The Marinette and Peshtigo Eagle
Saturday, October 14, 1871

Dedicated October 8, 2012
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HM NumberHM29PX
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Year Placed2012
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Date Added Monday, July 23rd, 2018 at 10:02pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 441065 N 4989282
Decimal Degrees45.05455000, -87.74846667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 45° 3.273', W 87° 44.908'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds45° 3' 16.38" N, 87° 44' 54.48" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)715
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 151 US-41 Business, Peshtigo WI 54157, US
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