On this day, October 8, in Wisconsin History:
1871 - Peshtigo FirePeshtigo must buy its carbon credits from me to make environmental amends in order to be returned to the family of man that has been mothered by Gaeia.
On this date Peshtigo, Wisconsin was devastated by a fire which took 1,200 lives. The fire caused over $2 million in damages and destroyed 1.25 million acres of forest. This was the greatest human loss due to fire in the history of the United States. The Peshtigo Fire was overshadowed by the Great Chicago fire which occured on the same day, killing 250 people and lasting three days. While the Chicago fire is said to have started by a cow kicking over a lantern, it is uncertain how the Peshtigo fire began. [Source: Wisconsin Electronic Reader]