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Book Club: "The Great Peshtigo Fire" by Peter Pernin

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Book Club: "The Great Peshtigo Fire" by Peter Pernin

Adults

Join our Hatley Branch staff and other book lovers to discuss Perin's book about a legendary moment in Wisconsin history!

An 1871 forest fire in northeast Wisconsin was one of the worst in the history of the United States. Over the course of a couple of days, some 1,500 people were killed and more than 280,000 acres burned across eight counties. Rev. Peter Pernin was the parish priest for Peshtigo and nearby Marinette, whose churches burned to the ground, and his 1874 account of the fire was later published for the centennial of the fire in 1971.

If the weather cooperates the book club will meet outside of the Hatley library, and we'll also offer a virtual option for participants who can't or choose not to attend in person. Call the Hatley Branch for more information.

 

  • Book Club: "The Great Peshtigo Fire" by Peter Pernin
    📅 Tue., 8/10/21, 12 p.m. CDT @ MCPL Hatley [Community Room]

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Join our Hatley Branch staff and other book lovers to discuss Perin's book about a legendary moment in Wisconsin history! 🖶

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