Waukegan in Lake County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Ray Bradbury Park
United for Libraries Literary Landmarks Register
Author Ray Bradbury (1920-2012), born in Waukegan, Illinois, is renowned as one of the most celebrated fiction writers of our time and one of the most important figures in the genre of science fiction and fantasy.
This park, where Bradbury played and frequently walked through to get downtown as a child, is located on the Waukegan River Ravine System and is not far from the Bradbury family home. It is described by Bradbury in several of his Green Town/Waukegan books, most notably the "113 steps" of the "Dandelion Trail" in his semiautobiographical "Dandelion Wine."
Erected 2019 by Jesse White, Illinois Secretary of State and State Librarian; Illinois State Library; Illinois Center for the Book.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, Music • Parks & Recreational Areas.
Location. 42° 21.649′ N, 87° 50.309′ W. Marker is in Waukegan, Illinois, in Lake County. Marker is on North Park Avenue, 0.1 miles Washington Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 41 North Park Avenue, Waukegan IL 60085, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Welcome to Ray Bradbury Park (within shouting distance of this marker); Orion Perseus Howe (approx. 0.2 miles away); Cpl. Richard E. Bush Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Waukegan Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Waukegan Doughboy Statue (approx. 0.2 miles away); Waukegan U.S.S. Maine Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Washburn and Moen Manufacturing Company (approx. 1.4 miles away); Joseph T. Bowen Country Club (approx. 1.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Waukegan.
Also see . . .
1. Literary Landmark: Ray Bradbury Park. (Submitted on August 2, 2019, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.)
2. Ray Bradbury. Wikipedia article (Submitted on August 2, 2019, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.)
3. Dandelion Wine. Wikipedia article about the book. (Submitted on August 2, 2019, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.)
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