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West Salem's Veterans' Memorial Park

Originally called Waterloo Park, Veterans' Memorial Park was one of three original parks set aside by La Crosse County in 1907.
(written by Anita Doering, Archives Staff) Photograph thought to have taken by Sander Johnson, courtesy of Reeta Berg Originally called Waterloo Park, Veterans’ Memorial P… https://archives.lacrosselibrary.org/blog/west-salems-veterans-memorial-park/

Trumpeting Their Success

In 1956, West Salem band teacher Curtis Beers landed Rafael Mendez, considered one of the greatest trumpet players of all time, as a guest artist for a band concert.
(written by Bill Petersen, Archives staff) In 1956, West Salem band teacher Curtis Beers was concerned that there was a lack of public interest in band concerts that he and his… https://archives.lacrosselibrary.org/blog/trumpeting-their-success/

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