Peshtigo Fire 150th Anniversary

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Join us at our Special Event Station!

September 25, 2021 - 8am to 5 pm Central

Special Call Sign - K9P

 

BAND CW PHONE FT8
20 meters 14.055 14.305 14.074
40 meters 7.080 7.285 7.074

 

The Peshtigo Fire Special Event marks the 150th anniversary of the Great Peshtigo Fire. Your contact with our special event station entitles you to our certificate, downloadable HERE.

The Peshtigo Fire occurred around the town of Peshtigo in northeastern Wisconsin on October 8, 1871, the same day that the Great Chicago Fire began. Historically, the Peshtigo Fire has been somewhat overshadowed by the Great Chicago Fire, though the Peshtigo Fire covered a much greater area and had many more fatalities. The Peshtigo Fire burned 1,875 square miles and destroyed twelve communities, killing between 1,200 and 2,500 people. The fire is thought to have been caused by small fires used for land-clearing that blew out of control and created a firestorm.