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Chester Bird American Legion Post 523
200 Lilac Dr N, Golden Valley, MN 55422
Post 523 is named in honor of Pvt. Chester D. Ptaszek, 35, husband of Alice M. Ptaszek who was killed in France. He wasMore also known as Chester Bird, a translation of his family name. Since March 1948,  the Chester Bird American Legion Post has welcomed veterans from all branches of the Armed Forces and continues to do so today.  Additional information about the American Legion can be found here.
Western Avenue Marsh
7600 Western Ave, Golden Valley, MN 55427
The Western Avenue Marsh provides a glimpse into what Golden Valley was like before the days of housing and retailMore development. Located right across the street from Brookview Park, Western Avenue Marsh features three distinctive wetland communities that attract various forms of wildlife and plant life. The marsh doesn't offer any walkways or trails, but visitors are welcomed to view it from the sidewalk. And, if you take a stroll next to the marsh, you could see anything from different species of birds, to albino squirrels.
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