Stevens Point in Portage County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
the American cavalry
Erected in commemoration
of the 150th anniversary of his death
1779, at Savannah, GA.
Location. 44° 31.393′ N, 89° 33.407′ W. Marker is in Stevens Point, Wisconsin, in Portage County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street (State Highway 66) and Soo Marie Avenue, on the right when traveling east on Main Street. Click for map. Monument is at McGlachlin Park, a narrow three-block long park. Marker is in this post office area: Stevens Point WI 54481, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. St. Stanislaus Church World War II Memorial (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Boy with the Leaking Boot (approx. 0.9 miles away); The Historic Southside Railroad Complex of Stevens Point (approx. one mile away); Veterans World War I Memorial (approx. 1.1 miles away); Portage County Civil War Memorial (approx. 1.2 miles away); First Public Building (approx. 1.3 miles away); Public Square (approx. 1.4 miles away); Airborne Forces Memorial Bridge (approx. 1.5 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Stevens Point.
More about this marker.
Excerpt from Stevens Point Daily Journal, August 21, 1929.
"Portage County's heritage led to the local monument. Like Chicago, which celebrates Casimir Pulaski Day every March 1, Stevens Point has many residents of Polish descent. In the 1920s... several American cities sponsored campaigns to erect statues of Pulaski by the 150th anniversary of his death, but only Stevens Point was successful."
Excerpt from Stevens Point Journal, March 1, 2010.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker.
Also see . . .
1. Casimir Pulaski. Wikipedia entry. "Casimir Pulaski... was a Polish soldier, member of the Polish nobility and politician who has been called 'the father of American cavalry'". (Submitted on April 10, 2010.)
2. History of Stevens Point Parks. "McGlachlin Park became the site of the city's memorial to General Casimir Pulaski. On October 11, 1929, the 150th anniversary of the death of Pulaski, the monument was dedicated." (Submitted on April 10, 2010.)
Categories. • Notable Persons • War, US Revolutionary •
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