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Bessemer should keep 'beautiful' bluff


To the Editor:

I call it the Water Tower Bluff, it’s the one next to Bessemer Bluff, and the area the city of Bessemer is considering selling to private interests. In the winter the snowshoe trails are beautiful. It is a magical place and I know because I snow shoe in there often, sometimes every day.

I make the trails. So does someone else. I’ve never seen the other trail maker but I enjoy those trails, too. I snowshoe with my friends and neighbors. I have taken people from Chicago, Milwaukee, Marshfield, Escanaba and other cities snowshoeing into the beautiful and this is one of the places I go.

I have had the pleasure of shoeing through these woods and hearing the sound of teenagers laughing and exploring, snowshoeing the trails and making their own, too. I am careful to stay to the side of the cross-country ski trail that a Bessemer resident makes every winter. So, the skiers love the area, too. This beautiful area should be an extension of Bluff View Park.

It is a beautiful, magical place to spend snowshoeing during our long winter days. I would ask the city council to take into consideration the residents of Bessemer, and there are many, who use and enjoy immensely this wooded, bluff area connected to Bluff View Park.

Star Kolesar



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