Brigadier General Casimir Pulaski, originally from Poland, became a servant to our nation. Benjamin Franklin, then a minister to France, granted permission to Pulaski to come to America, because he ‘may be highly useful to our service’. Pulaski wrote to President George Washington,” I came here where freedom is being defended, to serve it, and to live or die for it,” which he did, and so the county is named after him. Winamac is the largest city and the County Seat. The landscape in the county is mostly flat but of special importance to birders, this is where the Sandhill Cranes gather and stage on their northward migration, up to nearly 30,000 cranes, at the Jasper-Pulaski FWA.