Hancock Public Library

The Great Fires in Wisconsin of 1871

One of the greatest fears to humans may be that of fire. There is little that can be done, but to take care of those dear to you, to watch and to run. The Brown County Historical Society has combined three writings, which give additional insight on the conditions leading to the fires of 1871. The authors bring together a better understanding of how fire influences culture, economic change, and ecological disaster
Table Of Contents
Introduction -- Prologue -- Sketch of the Great Fires in Wisconsin at Peshtigo, the Sugar Bush, Menekaune, Williamsonville, and generally on the shores of Green Bay / Frank Tilton, 1871 -- Wisconsin's Weather and Climate / Joseph M. Moran and Edward J. Hopkins, 2002-- Tornadoes of Fire at Williamsonville, Wisconsin October 8, 1871 / Joseph M. Moran and E. Lee Somerville, 1990
Literary Form
non fiction
Physical Description
138 pages, illustrations, maps, 23 cm.

Library Locations

  • Hancock Public Library

    Hancock Public Library 114 South Main St, Hancock, WI, 54943, US