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George S. Bangs

Died November 17, 1877

 
 
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By William Fischer, Jr., April 9, 2016
1. George S. Bangs Monument
Inscription.  

His crowning effort
The Fast Mail

United States Railway
Post Office


 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesCommunicationsRailroads & Streetcars. In addition, it is included in the Postal Mail and Philately 📭 series list.
 
Location. 41° 59.324′ N, 87° 40.576′ W. Marker is in Chicago, Illinois, in Cook County. Monument is in Rosehill Cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5800 North Ravenswood Avenue, Chicago IL 60660, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Reverend Georg L. Mulfinger (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Firefighters Memorial (about 400 feet away); Frances E. Willard (about 500 feet away); Battery A Chicago Light Artillery (about 700 feet away); George B. Armstrong (about 700 feet away); Soldiers & Sailors Monument (about 800 feet away); Union Civil War Soldiers (about 800 feet away); Thomas Edwin Greenfield Ransom (about 800 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chicago.
 
Also see . . .
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By William Fischer, Jr., April 9, 2016
2. George S. Bangs Monument
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1. "Mail Delivery," in Encyclopedia of Chicago. (Submitted on April 30, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. The "Fast Mail": A History of the U.S. Railway Mail Service, by Fred J. Romanski (2005). (Submitted on April 30, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Railway Mail Service. (Submitted on April 30, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
George S. Bangs Monument image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., April 9, 2016
3. George S. Bangs Monument
George S. Bangs Monument image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., April 9, 2016
4. George S. Bangs Monument
George S. Bangs Monument image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., April 9, 2016
5. George S. Bangs Monument
At far left, looking north
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 18, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 30, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 253 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on April 30, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.

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