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Familiar names found in old Sylvania Club ledger

 


By IAN MINIELLY

iminielly@yourdailyglobe.com

BESSEMER — The Bessemer Historical Society Thursday heard from Dick Steiger of a recent donation the society received.

Steiger said Jim Maccani gave the society an old ledger from the Sylvania Club, near Watersmeet. Without digging into the new historical artifact yet, some names leapt off the pages of the tome.

A.D. Johnston, the namesake of the school in Bessemer, was one of the initial investors and a frequent guest at the club.

Henry Ford also stayed and left his name in the ledger.

Looking at the different names, the dates they arrived a...



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