Nicolaus Copernicus Monument in Utica, NY

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.

Copernicus Monument in Utica NY

Copernicus Monument in Utica

Copernicus Monument Utica

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).

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I've been traveling throughout New York State since I got the travel bug after touring the Herkimer Home on a school field trip as a youngster. We've been blogging about our travels since 2006 and have visited over half of New York's 62 counties so far.

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