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Bird's Eye View of Peshtigo - September, 1871

Bird's Eye View of Peshtigo - September, 1871 American History Social Studies Tragedies and Triumphs Visual Arts Nineteenth Century Life Geography

In a remarkable turn of events, this plat drawing of Peshtigo was finished in September of 1871, one month before the Great Fire consumed the town.

People who sought refuge in the river did not all survive.  Those who did were mostly located near the "mud flats" (to the left of the bridge).

Click on the image for a substantially larger view.

 


Media Credits

"Bird's Eye View of Peshtigo," September 1871, maintained at the U.S. Library of Congress.  Online, courtesy Library of Congress.

 

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