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Northampton in Hampshire County, Massachusetts — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Brigadier General Casimir Pulaski

 
 
Brigadier General Casimir Pulaski Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, August 20, 2019
1. Brigadier General Casimir Pulaski Marker
Inscription.  
To perpetuate
the memory of
Brigadier General
Casimir Pulaski

an American
Revolutionary War Hero,
who, from wounds received at
the siege of Savannah, Georgia,
died on October eleventh, 1779.

This memorial is erected in testimony
of respect by his fellow
Polish-American citizens
of Northampton, Mass.,
October eleventh, 1929.

 
Erected 1929 by Polish-American Citizens of Northampton, Massachusetts.
 
Topics. This memorial is listed in this topic list: War, US Revolutionary.
 
Location. 42° 19.041′ N, 72° 37.977′ W. Marker is in Northampton, Massachusetts, in Hampshire County. Memorial can be reached from the intersection of Main Street (Massachusetts Route 10) and Masonic Street, on the right when traveling east. Marker is located near the center of Northampton's Pulaski Park, beside the sidewalk on the east side of the park, adjacent to the old Memorial Hall building (currently housing the Northampton Arts Council). Touch for map. Marker
Brigadier General Casimir Pulaski Monument (<i>tall view</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, August 20, 2019
2. Brigadier General Casimir Pulaski Monument (tall view)
is at or near this postal address: 240 Main Street, Northampton MA 01060, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. West Main Street (within shouting distance of this marker); Town Center (within shouting distance of this marker); Upper Main Street (within shouting distance of this marker); Pulaski Park (within shouting distance of this marker); Cornet Joseph Parsons (approx. half a mile away); Holyoke Range and Skinner State Parks (approx. 2.4 miles away); The Florence Eagles (approx. 2.4 miles away); Entrepreneurs and Philanthropists (approx. 2.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Northampton.
 
Also see . . .  General Casimir Pulaski (1745-1779). Casimir Pulaski, son of Count Joseph Pulaski, was born in Warsaw, Poland. At the age of fifteen, he joined his father and other members of the Polish nobility in opposing the Russian and Prussian interference in Polish affairs. Outlawed by Russia for his actions on behalf of Polish liberty, he traveled to Paris where he met Benjamin Franklin, who induced him to support the colonies against England in the American Revolution. It was on October 9, 1779, during the Battle of Savannah, that General Pulaski, charging into battle on horseback, fell to the ground mortally wounded by the blast of a cannon. (Submitted on August 27, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
Brigadier General Casimir Pulaski Monument<br>(<i>wide view • looking east from Pulaski Park</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, August 20, 2019
3. Brigadier General Casimir Pulaski Monument
(wide view • looking east from Pulaski Park)
 
 
Pulaski Park (<i>view south from Main Street •<br>marker visible edge-on in background</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, August 20, 2019
4. Pulaski Park (view south from Main Street •
marker visible edge-on in background
)
Pulaski Park Plaque (<i>located at park entrance</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, August 20, 2019
5. Pulaski Park Plaque (located at park entrance)
Pulaski Park
City of Northampton
Mayor David J. Narkewicz

Stephen Stimson Associates
Landscape Architect

Mountain View Landscapes
Contractor, Phase 1
Mass-West Construction
Contractor, Phase 2

Re-envisioned 2013-2017 with
MA Parkland Acquisitions and Renovations for Communities Grant
Community Preservation Act Funding
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 30, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 27, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 108 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 27, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.
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