"I want to pay tribute to the Polish families that lived on Palace Hill, Union Street, Standard Street, Stevens Street and elsewhere in Oil City and I need photographs," said Joe Brozeski, founder and promoter of Oil City's Polish Heritage Memorial Park.
The park, located along Spruce Street near the Assumption Church
, boasts five black granite memorial markers that pay tribute to the church, Polish-American war veterans, Our Lady of Czestochowa, the Polish Heritage Project
, and the Ptak family of Franklin.
said there are seven more markers to prepare and install before the park, dedicated in May 2008, is completed.
seeks funding to etch and install Gabreski's monument, he
is on a search for pictures of his
hometown's ethnic heritage for the next marker.
If relevant photographs are located, they will be etched on the stone, he
"We used to call that area 'the Wulka' because it reminded everybody of an area in Poland where many of those Standard and Stevens street residents came from," Brozeski
Anyone with photographs can contact Brozeski