Bloomington, Illinois: Wizard Of Oz Dorothy Grave and Statue

Infant Dorothy Gage died of Congestion of the Brain when she was five months old. Her uncle, writer L. Frank Baum, used Dorothy's name in the Wizard of Oz. In 2018 a dead oak tree near the grave was carved into a likeness of the fictional Dorothy.

Evergreen Memorial Cemetery

302 E. Miller St., Bloomington, IL
Evergreen Memorial Cemetery. The grave of Dorothy Gage can be found in Section Sub 1, Lot 20. The newer black granite marker can be seen from the roadway, nestled between two small bushes, which help it stand out. Just to the east of the grave is a tree stump carved into a likeness of the fictional Dorothy.
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Wizard Of Oz: Dorothy's Grave

Munchkin actor Mickey Carrol (born Michael Finocchiaro) retired from acting after the Wizard of Oz and returned to Missouri to make cemetery monuments. When he learned of the state of disrepair of Dorothy Gage's headstone, he designed the updated monument.

[Mike Frederick, 11/22/2021]

Dorothy Louise Gage modern original tombstone.

Wizard Of Oz Dorothy Gage Grave

The original grave marker for Dorothy Gage sits directly behind the new marker between the two bushes.

[Darci, 10/10/2021]

Dorothy carving.

Wizard Of Oz Dorothy Grave and Statue

November 2019 view of the stump carving at the grave of Dorothy Louise Gage.

[Katz Paganstar, 11/20/2019]

While Dorothy only lived for five months in 1898, her uncle, author L. Frank Baum, paid tribute by using her name for a character in the Wonderful Wizard of Oz. The stump was carved in 2018.

Dorothy carving.

Dorothy Carved from a Tree

Just to the east of the grave of Dorothy Gage, the infant niece of L. Frank Baum (who wrote the Wizard of Oz), a tree has been carved in the likeness of the character Dorothy -- and her little dog, too.

[Doug Dirr, 07/11/2018]

Wizard Of Oz Dorothy Grave.

Wizard Of Oz Dorothy Grave

Beautiful cemetery with a lot of history. Adlai Stevenson, presidential candidate in the 1950s, is also buried in the cemetery.

[Haley, 09/16/2017]

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