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.