Bessemer Historical Society receives inquiry regarding 1940s parachutist
By IAN MINIELLY
BESSEMER - The Bessemer Historical Society met Thursday afternoon to talk about old times.
It is a new year for membership dues. The society is up to 132 members.
Ed Sandene discussed an inquiry he received recently. An individual had reached out to him regarding a parachutist who came to Bessemer around 1940 with a Ford TriMotor plane. Two local pilots took the parachutist and his triangle chute up for each of his 46 jumps, which set a world record at the time for number of jumps in a day. For 50 cents a passenger could ride up in the plane with...