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Thursday, July 4, 2013

General Thaddeus Kosciuszko in Detroit

Today's the 237th birthday of the United States and we're posting the statue in Detroit of General Thaddeus Kosciuszko on Michigan Ave. This brilliant architect, engineer and artist came from Europe and was inspired by our leaders passionate appeals for human rights. He was credited with thwarting many British advances during the American Revolution. This sculpture, a gift from Poland where he was born, was given in celebration of our nation's bicentennial. An identical one, caste in the 1880's, stands in Krakow.  Happy 4th!

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