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Dec 8, 2023

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Did You Know About
The Kosciuszko
Mound In Krakow?

… the Kosciuszko Mound in Krakow stands as an enduring tribute to a great hero of both Poland and the United States? The resolution to build the monument to Thaddeus Kosciuszko was approved in 1820, less than three years after his death. Construction of the mound began later that year and was officially completed in 1823. In 1860 a couple-ton granite rock was brought from Poland’s Tatra Mountains to “crown” the monument as a symbol of permanence, and on the 4th of July 1926 soil from Revolutionary War battlefields in the US was added by an American delegation. Today the Kosciuszko Mound is one of Krakow’s iconic sites and serves as one of the points on the city’s annual Three Mounds’ Run. It also offers one of the best views of Krakow!