The 1976, the park was officially named Oz Park in honor of Lyman Frank Baum, the author of the The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. Baum (1856-1919) settled in Chicago in 1891 several miles west of what is now the park. He held a number of different jobs before he began writing childrenís books in 1897, when he was in his mid-forties. In all, Baum wrote more than 60 books including 14 Oz books. Five of Baumís books including The Wonderful Wizard of Oz were illustrated by W.W. Denslow, a well-known Chicago cartoonist. In 1939, The Wizard of Oz was immortalized by the production of the MGM movie, which is still a classic today.
Location. 41° 55.305′ N, 87°
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Melamerson Athletic Field (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Lion House, Lincoln Park Zoo (approx. half a mile away); Alfred Caldwell Lily Pool (approx. 0.6 miles away); a different marker also named Alfred Caldwell Lily Pool (approx. 0.6 miles away); a different marker also named Alfred Caldwell Lily Pool (approx. 0.6 miles away); Landmark Landings (approx. 0.6 miles away); “Rites of Spring” (approx. 0.6 miles away); Hidden Truths (approx. 0.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Chicago.
Also see . . . L. Frank Baum - Wikipedia. (Submitted on September 26, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.)
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