Sunday, August 21, 2016

Pictorial Map of Bessemer, AL

Doing the map of downtown Bessemer, AL, was a special project, because I lived in Bessemer for more than a year, and became a free-lance reporter for the Western Star newspaper there.  It is a great place, a lot of history, and a viable thriving downtown. Here's the map which was drawn in the late 1980's and published in the newspaper. 

One of the reasons Bessemer is so memorable is that while working for the newspaper there, I was assigned to cover a murder trial that involved a grisly homicide and a lot of long, drawn-out details of the attempts to hide the body. Interesting, but not at all like the murder trials you see on television. 

I also drew a map of the Bessemer airport. Here is that map.