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Jun 25, 2017 - Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame and tour

We left this am around 7 to head to Green Bay. It was still real windy today. We filled up for 2.11 in Green Bay. We toured the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame and then went on a 2 hour tour of the stadium. It took us to the roof area and the expensive areas as well as regular seats. We went into the press box. The tour included walking through the tunnel where the players enter the field. So we got to go out to the field area near the 50 yard line. We went into the visiting team locker room. The guide gave us a lot of information about how...

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Jul 7, 2011 - Peshtigo Fire

Some people we met in Baileys Harbor told us about the Peshtigo fire museum and cemetery so we stopped on our way up to Michigan. On the night of October 8, 1871, Peshtigo, Wisconsin was wiped out of existence in the greatest forest fire disaster in American history. It is relatively unknown because it occurred the same night as the great Chicago fire, which got all the publicity. Tornado-like winds fanned the flames through the forest and town and burned about 1.5 million acres. The majority of the survivors jumped into the cold river...

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