The 1976, the park was officially named Oz Park in honor of Lyman Frank Baum, the author of the The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. Baum (1856-1919) settled in Chicago in 1891 several miles west of what is now the park. He held a number of different jobs before he began writing children's books in 1897, when he was in his mid-forties. In all, Baum wrote more than 60 books including 14 Oz books. Five of Baum's books including The Wonderful Wizard of Oz were illustrated by W.W. Denslow, a well-known Chicago cartoonist. In 1939, The Wizard of Oz was immortalized by the production of the MGM movie, which is still a classic today.
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|Date Added||Monday, September 29th, 2014 at 5:36am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||16T E 446591 N 4641288|
|Decimal Degrees||41.92175000, -87.64410000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 41° 55.305', W 87° 38.646'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||41° 55' 18.30" N, 87° 38' 38.76" W|
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|Area Code(s)||312, 773|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 601 W Webster Ave, Chicago IL 60614, US|
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