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Visiting Peshtigo, Wis.

October 9, 2011

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THE BEST WAY TO PESTIGO, WIS.

From LAX, American, Delta and United offer connecting service (change of plane) to Green Bay, Wis. Restricted round-trip fares begin at $338. Pestigo is about one hour north of Green Bay.

Peshtigo Fire Museum, 400 Oconto Ave., Peshtigo, Wis.; (715) 582-3244, http://www.peshtigofiremuseum.org. Free admission. Open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. daily from Memorial Day weekend through Oct. 8. The nearest airport is in Green Bay, Wis., about one hour south.

TO LEARN MORE

The area around Peshtigo is known for year-round outdoor recreation, from white-water rafting to snowmobiling. For information, go to http://www.peshtigochamber.com.

Father Peter Pernin's recollections can be found in "The Great Peshtigo Fire: An Eyewitness Account," published by the Wisconsin Historical Society Press.