Serving Gogebic, Iron and Ontonagon Counties

New signs reflect Bessemer's railroad history

By CHARITY SMITH

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BESSEMER - Visitors to Bessemer will temporarily be welcomed into the city by not one but two signs, sitting next to each other announcing the entrance into the city along U.S. 2 at the east and west ends of town. New "Be Bessemer" signs were put into place earlier this week alongside the old welcome signs, which will be removed at some point.

"We are looking for a fresh look that captures our (railroad) history. The signs are in the style of some of our railroad bridges," said Charly Loper, Bessemer city manager.

Loper said railroads are importa...