Bessemer celebrates Fourth with a bang


July 6, 2021

Charity Smith/Daily Globe

MATTHEW ESKOLA, 4, of Gile, Wisconsin, looks up as Kristen Shaw, a stilt-walker with Fun Functions of Minneapolis, speaks to him as she works the crowd along the Bessemer parade route on Sophie Street Sunday Night.


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BESSEMER - Bessemer marked the Fourth of July with a slew of activities over the past week, including a big weekend of events, ending with its traditional Thunder of the Mountain fireworks display over Massie Field.

The celebrations began with the traditional Poncho's salute at 6 a.m. The salute was followed by a Sunday worship service in Bluff Valley Park at 9 a.m.

Families gathered later in Massie Field for games, which included sack races and a ladies slipper toss. Ladies age 17 and up lined up and one by one kicked off their shoes to see who...

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