La Crosse Players
Artist: Elmer Peterson
Location: Main Street, Civic Plaza
Welded COR-TEN steel, life-size Native American figures engage in the game played on the prairie in this vicinity and for which La Crosse is said to be named. Elmer Peterson is best known for his sculpture “World’s Largest Buffalo” in Jamestown North Dakota. La Crosse has more public works of art by Elmer than any other artist. He led the downtown La Crosse Sculpture Project committee. This artist’s sculptures can be found throughout the city and inside the Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center as well as hanging from the Good Shepard Lutheran Church (Good Shepard Statue).