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Bessemer Historical Society receives inquiry regarding 1940s parachutist


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BESSEMER HISTORICAL Society members meet Thursday in Bessemer. Ed Sandene is wearing the black hat and clockwise from him are, seated, Connie Pricco, Dick Steiger, Jim Rouse, Myron Re and Dan Cvengros. The society picked Dustin Filippini to create a trifold advertisement for the society before summer arrives to identify historical places of interest for area visitors.


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...

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