Bessemer now features location maps, wayfaring signs

 

September 7, 2019

P.J. Glisson/Daily Globe

TERRY KRYSHAK, mayor pro tempore of Bessemer, stands between a location map and wayfaring signs that are stationed at the town's Iron Belle Trailhead on Moore Street Thursday. Kryshak and DDA member Dustin Filippini installed the signs, which were made possible by city and regional funds. Also included, but not shown, is a mileage sign at the start of the trail, showing the distance to trail bridges, as well as to Ironwood and Hurley.

By P.J. GLISSON

news@yourdailyglobe.com

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...



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