Emerald Grove, Wisconsin: Ed Gein's Second Tombstone (Gone)

Ed Gein became infamous by doing unnatural things with corpses. His tombstone was considered to be too much of an attraction, so it was sold and ended up in an appropriately odd antiques store.

Directions:
I-90 exit 175B. Drive east on Hwy 11 for 1.5 miles. Turn right to merge onto US Hwy 14. Drive east another four miles to Emerald Grove. Store on the left.
Hours:
Jan. 2019: Reported gone, store sold.
Status:
Gone

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Ed Gein's Second Tombstone

The store has been sold, and the tombstone is no longer at this location.

[Ron Renken, 01/23/2019]

Grave marker.

Ed Gein's Second Tombstone

Just stopped by this place; super great if you like looking at random weird stuff, entertaining eccentric shop owner, and family dynamics.

[Sarah Campau, 05/30/2017]

Grave marker of Edward Gein.

Serial Killer Ed Gein's Second Grave Marker

Hidden in a small corner of a cluttered antique store lies a gruesome piece of history: the second grave marker of ghoul Ed Gein. After thieves stole the first marker, a second, less expensive marker was made. This was apparently later removed to reduce the popularity of the site, and then sold. So here it lies, inside the "General Antique Store" in the tiny town of Emerald Grove. The shop owner will happily show you the marker, and answer any questions you may have about this macabre object. Open hours are quite spotty.

[Ron Renken, 05/17/2013]

The crazy-cluttered exterior of the General Antique Store suggests that it's a place with many odd treasures.


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