About The Author of Ironwood. Hurley and the Gogebic Range

Matthew Liesch, 23, is a native of Wisconsin.
His keen interest in history and geography comes
from his extensive travels throughout the Midwest.
Liesch is particularly interested in how places
change over time.

In 2004, Liesch earned his bachelor's degree at the
University of Wisconsin-Parkside in Kenosha, WI.

In 2006, Liesch earned a master's degree in geography from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where his research focused on the Gogebic Range during the I880s. Liesch is currently pursuing a PhD in
geography. He was delighted by the opportunity to compile and edit this photographic history in cooperation with the Ironwood Area Historical Society;
Liesch is an active member of the Association of American Geographers, Wisconsin Geographical Society, and the American Society for Environmental History. When not doing geographical or historical research, Liesch finds time to camp and visit waterfalls in northern Wisconsin and Michigan's Upper Peninsula.
He hopes that this work will capture the Gogebic Range's special sense of place and inspire people to think about how places change over time.
Photos are displayed by the Bessemer Area Historical Society
in this Slide Show  with the permission of Matthew Liesch
Below are photos used by Matthew Liesch in his book.

He will be visiting the Bessemer
Heritage Center this summer
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