RECENT NEWS AND
* E-mail problems * - I
recently found out that I wasn't receiving all of my e-mail
from this domain. If you have e-mailed me in the last couple of
months, I apologize for the delay in replying to you! I now have
all of my mail downloaded to my local drive and will answer it
in the order in which it was sent. Please be patient.
The date for the 15th annual
Firetower Race has been set for September 25, 2004. Click
here to learn more, and see the results from the 2003 race.
October 2003 -- New
survivor story added. FAQ list added.
Garrison Keillor mentions
the Peshtigo Fire in his public radio broadcast and e-mail
Writer's Almanac." Story about the Peshtigo Fire
appears in the Baltimore
2003 -- An update on the 15th annual
Fire Tower Run/Walk is posted,
as well as preliminary information on 2003 Peshtigo
Historical Day events.
30 December 2002
-- Story about Peshtigo Fire appears on Great Lakes Radio Consortium
27 November 2002
-- Minnesota Public Radio reporter Stephanie Hemphill writes feature
story on Peshtigo Fire.
10 October 2002 -- Two new
survivor stories added.
8 October 2002 -- The people of Peshtigo
marked the 131st anniversary of
the fire with a candlelight service.
7 October 2002 -- This
site is mentioned in today's Green Bay Press-Gazette. (Click
here for story.)
29 August 2002 -- Richard
Bales' book on the Chicago Fire (including a discussion on
Peshtigo) will be available the first week of October, in time for the
131st anniversary of the great fires.
8 August 2002 -- Two brand
new books about the fire have been published! See Availability.
11 March 2002
-- Links to 1870 census information for Brussels and Nasewaupee
in Door County, two towns that suffered losses in the fire.
7 March 2002 -- Visitor poll and map of the Fire
Tower Race course added.
13 Feb. 2002 -- New
illustration by Marshall Philyaw. (See
Feb. 2002 -- I have removed the site map feature, because it
was causing problems for some browsers, and I couldn't figure it
out! Likewise, the first search engine I installed was working
only sporadically, so I have added a new
search engine to help you locate items of particular
1 Feb. 2002 -- The Fire Tower
Race site has been updated with preliminary
information about the 2002 event.
30 Nov. 2001 -- New site domain