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Waukesha, Wisconsin: Les Paul Gravesite

Granite monument includes a carved Les Paul guitar to honor the musician-songwriter (1915-2009). The monument, created at Rock of Ages, Barre, VT, includes a brief history of Paul's accomplishments and influence on music.

Prairie Home Cemetery

605 S Prairie Ave, Waukesha, WI
Prairie Home Cemetery. From cemetery entrance, take second right.
M-F 7:30-4. Gated after hours. Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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Les Paul grave.

Les Paul Gravesite

Inside Prairie Home Cemetery, take the second right around the bend. Very interesting tomb -- awesome guitar carved into headstone. Les Paul was known as the "Wizard of Waukesha."

[Libby, 10/27/2012]

Les died in 2009; the monument, a 500-sq. ft. granite work by Rock of Ages, was installed in September 2011.

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