Peshtigo River Bridge Dedication and Veterans Memorial

Photographed July 2, 2014
Dedicated October 8, 2012
Peshtigo, Marinette County, Wisconsin
45.054539,-87.748436

PESHTIGO FIRE
October 8, 1871

This bridge crosses the river that has been the heart of the
community since the founding of Peshtigo.

This river provides power for our commerce and daily lives.
This river also protected some of our citizens who sought
refuge in these waters during the great five of Oct. 8th, 1871 (sic)

The citizens of Peshtigo dedicate the bridge over the River (sic)
In (sic) honor of those who have served and defended our country
And (sic) those who protected, defended and rebuilt our community (sic)

From the embers of ruined hope, may the germs of virtuous industry spring, while
nature in tears, weeping over the blackened funeral pile, shall plant, as the seasons
come and go, fresh roses of Spring o'er the ashes of the dead.

The Marinette and Peshtigo Eagle
Saturday, October 14, 1871

Dedicated October 8, 2012

Where are the editors and proofreaders!!!???

The memorial is located at Riverfront Park and Boat Launch on the northwest side of the bridge crossing the Peshtigo River, on westbound French Street / U.S. Business 41, just east of its intersection with NW Front Street / West Front Street, Peshtigo, Wisconsin 54157.

The Great Peshtigo Fire of 1871

Click here to view a list of additional Wisconsin markers / sites related to the Peshtigo Fire.


Looking east across the bridge; the marker is to the left.



Looking north up the Peshtigo River from the marker location . . .


Nearby city banner.

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