Virtual - Twin Disasters: The Great Chicago Fire and the Peshtigo Fire of 1871

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Join us for a program to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Great Chicago Fire and the Peshtigo Fire, which occurred on the same day. Western Springs’ Deputy Fire Chief moderates a discussion between a historian at the Peshtigo Fire Museum and a curator from the Chicago History Museum.  While the Great Chicago Fire is better known, the Peshtigo Fire is the deadliest wildfire in recorded history. Over 1,500 people lost their lives and 1.2 million acres of land were destroyed.


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