9. Polish King Jagiello Monument in Central Park

The statue of the 15th century King Jagiello once stood in front of the Polish pavilion at the 1939 World’s Fair. With the invasion Poland that same year, the statue could not be returned to its homeland. At 1945, after the end of World War II, the Polish government placed the statue in Central Park for posterity. It is located at 79th Street at Turtle Pond. The King Jagiello statue here in New York City is a replica of one that stood in Warsaw, which was was used as raw materials for┬ábullets during World War II.

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  1. ward roberts Reply

    wasn’t the parachute jump originally financed by Life Savers, inc for advertising and publicity purposes, just as other corporate-sponsored exhibits?

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