It was a warm, sunny afternoon in Utica, NY. As we strolled to our destination, we passed by this monument on Genesee Street. It’s of Mikolaj Kopernik, known to Americans as Nicolaus Copernicus, great astronomer.
Utica has had a very large Polish population, when large numbers of Poles emigrated to the United States during the late 1800s and early 1900s. This monument honors their most famous brother. Copernicus is buried in Poland (he died in 1543).