Fast Mail

Rose Hill Cemetery, Chicago

GEORGE S. BANGS

Died November 17, 1877

Aged 51 Years  8 months 27 days

His crowning effort The Fast  Mail

Some people want to be remembered for who they are, some for what they did.  This “treestump gravestone”, so called because it looks like a treestump is the monument of George S. Bangs.  If you look closely you can see a rail car entering into a tunnel at the base of the treestump.  On the side of the rail car were the words, “UNITED STATES RAILWAY POST OFFICE.”

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4 Responses to Fast Mail

  1. Kelly says:

    This is quite possibly the best gravestone I have ever seen.

  2. Robb Clouse says:

    That is an impressive gravestone! Did you know it was there, or stumble upon it?

  3. Wendy Oldshield says:

    I would like to know if anyone still makes these tree stump memorials?

    • I live in Bloomington, Indiana, which is in the heart of limestone country. Many of the tree-stump gravestones found around the country were carved in South central Indiana. There are still individual carvers who carve one-of-a-kind gravestone from limestone.

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