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Waukegan in Lake County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Ray Bradbury Park

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Ray Bradbury Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, June 21, 2019
1. Ray Bradbury Park Marker
Inscription.  
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.
 
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 from 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
Ray Bradbury Park and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, June 21, 2019
2. Ray Bradbury Park and Marker
(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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Waukegan River image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, June 21, 2019
3. Waukegan River
View looking south along the Waukegan River in Ray Bradbury Park.
Dandelion Trail image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, June 21, 2019
4. Dandelion Trail
The steps of the Dandelion Trail. View looking to the east from the Waukegan River.
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on August 2, 2019. This page originally submitted on August 2, 2019, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 88 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 2, 2019, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.
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