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Stevens Point in Portage County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Casimir Pulaski

 
 
Casimir Pulaski Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Keith L, March 30, 2010
1. Casimir Pulaski Marker
Inscription.  
Born in Poland 1747
organizer of
the American cavalry
during the
Revolutionary War.

Erected in commemoration
of the 150th anniversary of his death
1779, at Savannah, GA.

 
Erected 1929.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Revolutionary. A significant historical year for this entry is 1747.
 
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. Monument is at McGlachlin Park, a narrow three-block long park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Stevens Point WI 54481, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Portage County & the Polish Army (a few steps from this marker); 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
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(approx. one mile away); Engine 2713 Controls and Operation (approx. one mile away); WWI Memorial (approx. 1.1 miles away); Stevens Point Women's Club (approx. 1.1 miles away); Veterans World War I Memorial (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Stevens Point.
 
More about this marker. "The action of the city planning commission in approving the location of the Gen. Casimir Pulaski memorial in McGlachlin park was accepted by the council."
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
Casimir Pulaski Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Keith L, August 24, 2019
2. Casimir Pulaski Marker
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.) 
 
Casimir Pulaski Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Keith L, August 24, 2019
3. Casimir Pulaski Marker
Nearby Plaque image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Keith L, August 24, 2019
4. Nearby Plaque
Fountain and landscaping dedicated to the memory of William "Skip" Worzalla for the enjoyment of the people of Stevens Point.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 30, 2019. It was originally submitted on April 10, 2010, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 1,921 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on April 10, 2010, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.   2, 3, 4. submitted on August 24, 2019, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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