University Place

The Great Peshtigo Fire

Special | 34m 8s | Video has closed captioning.

Scott Knickelbine, author of “The Great Peshtigo Fire: Stories and Science from America’s Deadliest Fire”, shares the history and relevance of the Great Peshtigo fire. The forestry and agriculture in Peshtigo, together with unusual environmental factors in 1817, come together to create this Wisconsin disaster.

Aired: 10/11/13

Rating: TV-G

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