National Geographic : 1938 Jun
WILNO, STEPCHILD OF THE POLISH FRONTIER 781 © Jan Bulhak WOOD CARVINGS GLORIFY KING CASIMIR'S CONQUEST OF THE RUSSIANS Poland's patron saint, thus honored in the Church of Saint Peter and Saint Paul in Wilno, ascended the throne in 1333. Remembered as the Nation's first lawgiver, he extended refuge to oppressed Jews from other countries. Photograph from Ernest Peterffy "WATER'S FINE" IN THE WILJA WHEN IT'S SUMMERTIME Heat waves never bother Wilno. June, July, and August are the only good months for swimming. Cold weather descends early in the fall and lasts until late spring.