EP74: The Peshtigo Effect (150th-Year Anniversary of The Great Chicago Fire)
150-years ago today, “The Great Chicago Fire”, that killed approximately 300, dominated headlines. Few know that on the same day as the Chicago fire, the largest fire in U.S. History, took place in Peshtigo Wisconsin. “The Forgotten Fire” claimed the lives of between 1,500 and 2,500 and scorched over 1.2 million acres. If this peaks your interest, listen-in as Alex draws parallels between COVID and the plight of the “Forgotten”.
The Great Chicago Fire
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Colorado Crisis Services
Hope Center Eagle River Valley