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Pulaski Memorial - Denver, CO
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Outspoken1
N 39° 42.709 W 104° 56.816
13S E 504548 N 4395773
Quick Description: This small park hosts a memorial to Kazimierz Pulaski, who is called "the Father of American Calvary." He died in defense of the U.S.A. in the Battle of Savannah, Georgia. New DNA evidence explores he may have been intersex!
Location: Colorado, United States
Date Posted: 7/29/2012 12:57:36 PM
Waymark Code: WMEZR9
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 3

Long Description:
Pulaski Park near the Cherry Creek Shopping area features a memorial to Kazimierz Pulaski, as well as other prominent Poles. The memorial was part of our nation's Bicentennial celebration and was dedicated July 4, 1976. Parking in the area is challenging; the parking lot is at N39° 42.761, W104° 56.788 and the street can only be entered from the north.

The monument reads:

KAZIMIERZ
PULASKI
1747 - 1779
Brigadier General
Father of American
Calvary. Gave his life
for American Independence
Oct 11 at Savannah, Georgia
in the Revolutionary War.

In Tribute
to eminent Poles who,
through genius, wisdom,
invention, and struggle
for freedom,
served humanity

Dedicated
July 4 1976
by the Polish Community
of Denver
to celebrate the
Bicentennial Anniversary
of the United States
of America

Wikipedia provides a very thorough history of this famous General at (visit link) . He is one of only seven people to receive honorary U.S. Citizenship (General Marquis de Lafayette being another).

Other Poles honored include:

His Holiness
POPE
JOHN PAUL II
Born May 18, 1920
in Wadowice, Poland
Cardinal Archbishop of Crackow
Elected Pope
October 16, 1978
Officiated at
World Youth Day
in Denver, Colorado
August 12 - 15, 1993
Polish Community of Denver

IGNACY JAN
PADEREWSKI
1860 - 1941
Distinguished Statesman
Master Musician
Defender of Human
Freedom

FRYDERYK
CHOPIN
1810 - 1849
World Accomplished
Composer and Pianist

MARIA
SKEODOWSKA
CURIE
1867 - 1934
Recipient of Two Nobel
Prizes. Devoted Scientist
Discoverer of Radium
and Polonium

MIKOLAJ
KOPERNIK
COPERNICUS
1473 - 1543
Founder of Modern
Astronomy. Proved the
Heliocentric Theory

New DNA evidence explores that Pulaski may have been intersex. See (visit link) .
Type of Memorial: Monument

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