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The Great Peshtigo Fire: An Eyewitness Account
by Peter Pernin
Wisconsin Historical Society Press, 1999
eISBN: 978-0-87020-684-9 | Paper: 978-0-87020-310-7
Library of Congress Classification F589.P48P47 1999
Dewey Decimal Classification 977.533

ABOUT THIS BOOK | AUTHOR BIOGRAPHY
ABOUT THIS BOOK
Reverend Peter Pernin was the parish priest for Peshtigo and nearby Marinette, whose churches burned to the ground. He published his account of the fire in 1874. The late William Converse Haygood served as editor of the Wisconsin Magazine of History from 1957 to 1975. He prepared this version of Father Pernin's account on the occasion of the Peshtigo Fire's centennial in 1971. Foreword writer Stephen J. Pyne is a professor at Arizona State University in Tempe and author of numerous books on wildland fire, including Fire in America.

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