The New International Encyclopædia/Bessemer (Michigan)
BESSEMER. A city and county-seat of Gogebic County, Mich., 47 miles east of Ashland, Wis., on the Duluth, South Shore and Atlantic, the Wisconsin Central, and the Chicago and Northwestern railroads (Map: Michigan, C 2). It has a picturesque location, and contains a fine high school, city hall, and brown-stone court-house buildings. The city is the centre of the productive Gogebic iron range, and is engaged principally in iron mining and manufacturing. Population, in 1890, 2566; in 1900, 3911.