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The purpose of this non-profit organization is to promote and preserve the history of the Bessemer area.
Historical materials shall include any items pertaining to the history and the heritage of this area, and said items will be shared and displayed in a museum setting.
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President - Ed Sandene
Vice President - Dan Cvengros
Treasurer- Richard Steiger
Membership-  Lou Kalan
Secretary - Janet Gheller
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History of Bessemer as written in the 1888 Mining Directory
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Wakefield Mines
Slideshow By Dr. Pairolero

Bessemer Circa 1947
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"Bessemer Then & Now"
By Dr.  Peter Pairolero

Slideshow Of "Old Bessemer"

Slideshow Of Bessemer Today


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Palms Mine

Tilden Mine

Ironton Mine

Sunday Lake Mine

Icing Logging trail

Colby Memorial
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A Familiar Place
Eureka Mine Photo
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. wooden washing machine that is hand operated by moving the handle back and forth..
Our Historic Bridges
Old Logging Photo
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The Wood Needed to Make Iron
My Penokee Mine Experience
Articles By Ed Sandene
Logging Bessemer Area
The Empress Of Ireland
What we have available

Gogebic County Poor House
Yes, there really was a Poor House
Penokee Mine Memories
A Shining Moment

Railroads Come to Bessemer
Calendar Of Events
2014 Bessemer History Calendar is now available at
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BAHS, PO Box 148, Bessemer MI 49911