By Kylie Pine - Special to Salem Reporter

LOCAL HISTORY: Salem’s unlikely undertaker-turned-poet

Portrait of Winfield Taylor Rigdon (1849-1942), Salem undertaker turned poet and lyricist. Portrait printed in his 1927 book of poems “Truth in Pleasant Rymes” (Willamette Heritage Center collections 91.27.1) This summer at the Willamette Heritage Center we are celebrating music in conjunction with the June 21st National Make Music Day.[Read More…]