Peshtigo Fire Cemetery: Mass Grave

© Photographed July 25, 2015
Peshtigo, Marinette County, Wisconsin
45.055707,-87.753387
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MASS GRAVE
This mass grave contains the ashes, bones, and bodies of some three hundred and fifty people who perished in the Peshtigo Fire. Approximately seventy-five of these lost their lives in the Peshtigo Company's boarding house on the east side of the river. They were so completely consumed by the fire that one could not tell man from woman or child from adult. All, however, in the mass grave were not ashes. Many of the dead were found bearing no trace of burns, and those unidentified bodies are also buried here.
The marker is located at the Peshtigo Fire Cemetery, adjacent to the Peshtigo Fire Museum, located at 400 Oconto Avenue, Peshtigo, Wisconsin 54157.

The Peshtigo Fire Cemetery is listed on the National Register of Historic Places: Wisconsin.





Cemetery sign leading to the location of the Mass Grave.

The Peshtigo Fire Cemetery is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
See also, The Peshtigo Fire Cemetery, for more information.

 The Peshtigo Fire Cemetery was honored with the first
"official" Wisconsin Historical Society marker, erected in 1951:
Marker 1: Peshtigo Fire Cemetery

 The Peshtigo Fire Cemetery is located next to the Peshtigo Fire Museum.




Follow the signs to the Peshtigo Fire Cemetery.

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