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Bloomington in McLean County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Dorothy Louise Gage

06/11/1898 - 11/15/1898

 

— Evergreen Memorial Cemetery —

 
Dorothy Louise Gage Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, September 28, 2020
1. Dorothy Louise Gage Marker
Inscription.  Little Dorothy was born to Sophie Jewell and Thomas C. Gage, five months later the family was devastated by her death. Shortly after this, Thomas and Sophie left Bloomington for Aberdeen S.D. Dorothy's uncle, L. Frank Baum, named the main character for Dorothy in his book The Wonderful Wizard of Oz to give small comfort to his wife Maude.

In 2017, it was decided that this tree had to come down. Bill Baker of Top Notch Chainsaw Carving was asked to take on the job of carving Dorothy, Toto and the Yellow Brick Road from the tree. The stump was carved in June of 2018 into this beautiful tribute to Little Dorothy and how she forever affected children's literature.
 
Erected by Evergreen Memorial Cemetery.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicCemeteries & Burial SitesEntertainmentWomen.
 
Location. 40° 28.154′ N, 88° 59.243′ W. Marker is in Bloomington, Illinois, in McLean County. Marker can be reached from East Miller Street.
Dorothy Louise Gage Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, September 28, 2020
2. Dorothy Louise Gage Marker
At Evergreen Memorial Cemetery
Marker is located at Evergreen Memorial Cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 302 E Miller St, Bloomington IL 61701, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Gridley Family Plot (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); John M. Scott / Charlotte Ann Perry Scott (about 400 feet away); McCormick Family Plot (about 400 feet away); Adlai Ewing Stevenson I (about 500 feet away); Adlai Ewing Stevenson II (about 500 feet away); Charles "Old Hoss" Radbourne (about 600 feet away); Plane Crash Memorial (about 800 feet away); Sgt. Joshua P. Rodgers Veterans Field (about 800 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bloomington.
 
Dorothy Louise Gage tree carving image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, September 28, 2020
3. Dorothy Louise Gage tree carving
Not too far from the marker and grave
Dorothy Louise Gage grave marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, September 28, 2020
4. Dorothy Louise Gage grave marker
Just a short walk from the marker and tree carving
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 17, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 17, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. This page has been viewed 60 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 17, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.
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