The Great Peshtigo Fire of 1871 -- First News Story
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Vol. 1. MARINETTE, WIS., SATURDAY, OCT. 14, 1871. No. 17
L. B. Noyes, Publisher

Holocaust of Flame.

PESHTIGO ANNIHILATED!

500 LIVES LOST!!!

THE FARMING COUNTRY RUINED!

WHOLE FAMILIES BURNED TO DEATH!!

$2,000,000 worth of Property Destroyed!!

Terrible Destruction of Life and Property!--Menekaune Destroyed and Marinette in Great Danger--Buildings in Suburbs Burn--McCartney's Mill Gone--Pioneer Manufacturing Co.'s Works Destroyed--Catholic Church & New York Mill destroyed-- Hundreds Starving and Dying--1500 people Homeless--Peshtigo Harbor, Marinette and Menominee Crowded with Fugitives!--We Must have Help--Heart-Rending Details-- Noble efforts of the People to Succor the Distressed--Incidents, &c.

CONTENTS

From the October 9th Eagle Extra
Menekaune / Peshtigo / Menominee
From October 10th and October 11th
The Number Who Have Perished
Michigan / Little Sturgeon / Morrisonville
Dead from the Upper, Middle and Lower Sugar Bush
Dead in Peshtigo / Exact Number Impossible to Ascertain
Aid From Various People and Communities Noted
Incidents of the Fire--Curious Freaks of the Tornado

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Transcribed from the Marinette and Peshtigo Eagle
Published on Saturday, October 14, 1871
A copy of the original newspaper article is available from
the State Historical Society of Wisconsin.
Reference: Pam 57-1251, F902 P22 / MA.

A facsimile of the original is also available from the Wisconsin Electronic Reader.

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