Some Peshtigo Fire victims finally get a memorial in Door County

Visitors finally know some of the names of the 60 people killed when a fiery tornado spawned by the Great Peshtigo Fire swept through their village near Brussels in 1871.  A plaque identifying those killed by the fire at Williamsonville was recently erected at Tornado Memorial Park on County Highway DK.  Door County Park Superintendent Ben Nelson credits the efforts of researchers to keep alive the names of the fire victims.



A dedication ceremony for the plaque to the Williamsonville Fire victims will be held Sunday, June 2nd at 1:00 PM at Tornado Memorial Park on Highway DK near Brussels.

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