You've surely heard the story of the Great Chicago Fire (which wasn't really started by a cow). Strangely though, the fire really wasn't that big—at least when compared to many of the others that broke out on that same terrible night of October 8, 1871.
The story you probably haven't heard is how that 24-hour period was the most fire-ridden day in American history. The same day as the Great Chicago Fire, another blaze, the Peshtigo Fire, was burning throughout rural Wisconsin.
The Peshtigo Fire may... READ ON