Wednesday, March 14, 2018

How About a Kosciuszko Day-- Part 5: Pronounced Kosh-Choosh-Ko

And, even though not as well known as Pulaski, there are places in the United States where he is remembered.

There are places named for him all over the world, including a bridge in Brooklyn, a county in Indiana, an island in Alaska and a park on Chicago's Northwest Side.  There is a statue of him near the Shedd Aquarium in Chicago.

Oprah Winfrey was born in Kosciuszko, Mississippi, and there is a Kosciuszko, Texas.  An exhibit about him opened at the Polish Museum of America.

But, the author believes the main problem with recognition is spelling and saying his name.  I have Kosciuszko down pretty well now.  But, the name is pronounced Kosh-choosh-ko.  And, I was pronouncing his name Koz-Cio-sko.  Need to brush up on my Polish.


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