|Eric Shanower at L. Frank Baum's grave.|
The main stone marks the graves of L. Frank and his wife Maud. But all four of their sons and their sons' wives and a few of the grandchildren are buried there, too, each marked by a flat headstone.
I'd seen photographs of the Baum headstone before, but had never seen the back, which has only the name "Baum" on it. I decided to take a photograph of it, and all of a sudden the sunlight broke through the trees and my iPhone turned the shafts of light a pretty lilac color. It seemed very Ozzy. It was a nice visit with the original Royal Historian of Oz.
If you'd like to see the grave on a visit to Forest Lawn, it's in section G. Obtain a map of the grounds from the kiosk at the entrance to find your way to section G. The Baum stone is visible from the roadway, just east of the Great Mausoleum.