BESSEMER AREA HISTORICAL SOCIETY
Organized January 19, 2002
2nd Quarter, 2007 - Volume 4, Issue 2
Notice of Membership Meetings
June 21 at 2:00 PM
July 19 at 2:00 PM
August 16 at 2:00 PM
September 20 at 2:00 PM
at the Bessemer Heritage Center
Officers and Directors
President - Ed Sandene
Vice President - Catherine McLean
Treasurer/Editor - Lou Kalan
Secretary - Janet Gheller
Membership - Dolores Sandene
Directors at Large-
Historian - Fran McCarthy
It is Memorial Day, and we come, in summer's sun, to place flowers on the graves of our loved ones, and linger with thoughts and memories of them. They are not forgotten. We remember.
We place our offerings there in love and appreciation for the part they played in our lives. We remember the parents who gave us the gift of life, and instilled the morals that guide us still. We remember brothers and sisters, cherished companions on our journey, beloved friends, and, heart's deepest sadness, sometimes our children.
We leave blossoms but take away remembrances of shared laughter, joy, and sorrows, and we are glad to have these enduring stones, marking their time with us.
At the Heritage Center, we have a memorial plaque "We Remember" where names of our loved ones can be engraved, insuring that they will be remembered and not forgotten with the passage of time. If you are interested, any officer can be contacted, and will be glad to help you.
And, now, we join our nation in honoring the men and women who have served our country with honor, assuring our freedom and the blessed privilege to live in this wonderful land.
Catherine McLean, vice-president
Did you know that, up to about the mid 1920's; Bessemer had the services of three railroads?
The Duluth South Shore and Atlantic Railroad came in from the north and had a passenger and freight depot on the east side of No. Moore St.
The Chicago and Northwestern Railroad ran through the middle of town and had a passenger and freight depot right where The Dairy Queen is now located.
The Soo Line Railroad had a passenger and freight depot on the east side of So. Moore St. and just south of Colby St.
Notice: All board/membership meeting will be at 2:00 PM. The center will be open from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM Thursday, Friday and Saturday starting Memorial Day thru Labor Day.