Peshtigo, WI

Town in Marinette County, WI

Sponsors of Peshtigo, WI

Since the founding of our communities, organizations, businesses and citizens have stepped forward to build and serve their community. Click on any of the logos below to learn about those who made this website possible! If you would like to learn about becoming a sponsor CLICK HERE!

About Peshtigo, WI

The area that was to become the City of Peshtigo was first settled in about 1838. The Peshtigo River flowed from the forests where the majestic white pines grew to Lake Michigan.

The waterways were the principle method of moving the logs. Logging and wood products were the economic focus of the new settlement. Wood products still provide much of the employment in the city today. The bustling boom town was destroyed by fire on October 8, 1871, the same day as the Chicago fire. Though the loss of life and property damage was far greater in Peshtigo the Chicago fire received more attention.

The City Reborn from the Ashes of America’s Most Disastrous Fire was incorporated as a Village in 1887 and as a City in 1903. There are many web resources you may search for a more detailed account of the fire.

Businesses of Peshtigo, WI

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Marinette County, WI

Visit our county page and you will find information about our town and county's points of interest, festivals/events and faith community. You also will learn about the community organizations that have built and continue to build strong communities (chambers, community groups, and departments, etc) and much more when you visit the Marinette County, WI page.