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Bessemer now features location maps, wayfaring signs

By P.J. GLISSON

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BESSEMER - Tourists, as well as locals, will have an easier time finding key sites in Bessemer, thanks to new location maps and wayfaring signs now standing around the city.

The signs, which were installed in recent weeks, were the result of a 2018 First Impressions Tourism Grant for $2,000 from the Western Upper Peninsula Development Region.

The money, which was matched by an additional $2,000 from Bessemer's Downtown Development Authority, made it possible to fund a project in which several hired "tourists" visited the city and then critiqued what they...