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Fire in Peshtigo

The deadliest fire in U.S. history happened one hundred and fifty years ago near Peshtigo, Wisconsin. You’ve probably never heard of it.

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My Summer of Steel

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Before my junior year of college, in 1972, I worked at the manufacturing plant where my father was a foreman. It was an education.

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Riding the Fort Wayne Line

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A proposed Amtrak route would restore passenger service between Chicago, Fort Wayne, Columbus, and Pittsburgh. Can new federal investment make it happen?

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