Hot weather and rain didn’t stop those on the Gogebic Range from celebrating the 4th of July
Written by Jesse Baroka on July 5, 2019
GOGEBIC COUNTY – Hot weather and rain didn’t stop those on the Gogebic Range from celebrating the 4th of July. In Wakefield at the 1:00 parade time temperatures in Wakefield was in the mid-80s with humidity levels making it feel more like it was in the low 90s. By 7:00pm parade time in Bessemer temperatures cooled but there was rain showers and wet conditions as pop-up showers and thunderstorms started to affect the Gogebic range by the mid-afternoon. Several commemorations were celebrated as part of the Bessemer parade. Bessemer’s American Legion Auxiliary Unit 27 had a float announcing its 100-year local history and the ADJ’s Class of 1969 had a banner with a peace sign. The memory lane car cruise, the Lake Superior Tired Iron Club drove a row of tractors down the street, high school bands from schools throughout the region preformed, Along with the The Gogebic Range Band and the Janesville Bugle and Fife Corp also played. Bessemer’s own favorites, Marty’s Goldenaires, finished the parade.