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Newspaper, magazine and journal articles, listed in reverse chronological order (most recent on top).

Jones, Robert F. "The Forgotten Fire." Men's Journal Vol. 8, No. 9 (Nov. 1999). [Back issues available for sale at]

Bloch, Kristie, and Robert Couvillion. "Remembering the Peshtigo Fire." Peshtigo Times (Oct. 7, 1998). [Special edition in tabloid format, 3 sections, 44 pages. Available for sale from the Peshtigo Times.]

"Woodenware Factory Was Largest of Its Kind in US." Peshtigo Times (Oct. 8, 1997). [Story accompanied by photographs from after the fire recently acquired by the State Historical Society of Wisconsin.]

Olson, Kris Beisser (compiler). "The Great Fire of October 1871: A Nation Responds. Letters and Telegrams to Governor Fairchild." Voyageur Vol. 13, No. 2 (Winter/Spring 1997). Green Bay, Wis: Brown County Historical Society.

Phillips, Donna Potter. "Peshtigo, Wisconsin: The 1871 Fire." Heritage Quest No. 68 (Mar./Apr. 1997). [Includes transcript of "The Dead in the Burned District" from the 1873 Journal of Proceedings, an independent transcription of which can be found here.]

Phillips, Donna Potter (transcriber). "Census of Peshtigo, Wisconsin, 1870." Heritage Quest Nos. 69-71 (1997). [Lists the 330 households in Peshtigo as recorded in the 1870 federal census for Oconto County.]

Davis, Lee. "Man-Made Catastrophes: From the Burning of Rome to the Lockerbie Crash." Facts on File (1993).

Moran, Joseph and Lee Somerville. "Tornadoes of Fire at Williamsonville, Wisconsin, Oct 8, 1871." Transactions of the Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts and Letters (1990).

Estep, Kim. "Tales of Heroism and Tragedy Swirl Around Fire." Green Bay Press-Gazette article (undated; 1990s?), as reprinted by NOAA.

Martin, Michael. "Peshtigo: The Fire the Nation Forgot." American Forests magazine (Sept 1983).

Wells, Robert W. "Fire, Wind and Death: Fire at Peshtigo." Badger History, Vol. XXXIII, No. 2 (Nov. 1979) Madison, Wis.: State Historical Society of Wisconsin. [Educational booklet for school children.]

Peshtigo Times Fire Centennial Edition, (October 1971).

Keith, Mary T. "Quest for milk brought Fire Victim to Peshtigo: Letter from Survivor of 1871 Disaster Tells Graphic Account of Night of Horror." Peshtigo Times (Oct. 18, 1952). [Transcript.] 

James, Pence. "Fiery Hell at Peshtigo." St. Louis Post-Dispatch (Oct. 6, 1946). Condensed in Reader's Digest.

Schafer, Joseph. "Great Fires of Seventy-One." Wisconsin Magazine of History 11:96-106 (September 1927).

Marinette and Peshtigo Eagle (Oct. 14, 1871). [First local newspaper account published after the fire. Transcript.]

Harper's Weekly, 25 November 1871. [Details not available at this time.]

Milwaukee Journal, 8 October 1951. [Details not available at this time.]

Green Bay Advocate, 5 October 1871. An account of the preceding fire on 24 September 1871. [Details not available at this time.]

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