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      State officials seeks designation for Bessemer mound site

      There is a plan for the old Bessemer Indian Mound site in Jefferson County.Alabama Secretary of State Jim Bennett asked commissioners Wednesday to designate the area as a historical district. By doing so, they would clear the way for preservation opportunities.Bennett simply made a presentation for the 69-acre mound village. He did not ask the County for funding because he plans to seek federal dollars.
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