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.

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!

Businesses of Peshtigo, WI


The businesses of our towns are truly the lifeblood of each community, click on any businesses below to learn about them, to learn how to add your business to your town and county page CLICK HERE!

Community Organizations of Peshtigo, WI


Small towns and rural communities throughout the Midwest are looking for ways to strengthen their economies, provide better quality of life, and build on local assets. Here you will find the organizations that stabilize, preserve, and revitalize the small towns and rural areas alike. To submit your organization to be included on your town and county page CLICK HERE!

Events of Peshtigo, WI


The small towns of the Midwest have long shared pride in their communities through festivals and events! Citizens from each community, working together, continue to offer entertainment options that not only appeal to their citizens, but visitors to their community! Below you will find festivals and events you are sure to want to attend! If you would like to have (DST) include an annual festival or event on your town and county page CLICK HERE!

Faith Communities of Peshtigo, WI


Throughout the years faith organizations have not only been an essential part of a town's religious life, but its community life. Below you will find stories about these organizations, If you would like to induct a faith organization to be added to your town and county page CLICK HERE!

Points of Interest of Peshtigo, WI


The communities of the Midwest have a lifestyle unique to their region — rich in history and points of interest like no other! Below you will find points of interest you are sure to want to visit! To nominate a landmark, historic location, museum, etc. as a point of interest on your county and region page CLICK HERE!

Marinette County, WI


Visit our county page and you will learn about the contributions made by the citizens from our town and county (founders, business people, volunteers, entrepreneurs and military veterans). Here 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.

Citizens of Marinette County, WI


The citizens from our towns for generations have exhibited a pride in community and a enterprising spirit! Click on any of the citizens below to learn more about them. To nominate a citizen to be added to your town and county page CLICK HERE!

Veterans of Marinette County, WI


Veterans come from many walks of life and whether a veteran has severed two decades ago or two days ago, they have made our freedoms possible. Below you will find stories about many who have served. If you would like to nominate a veteran to be included on your town and county page CLICK HERE!