Friday, April 19, 2013

Where Is Oz?

Quick Fun Fact:

The name 'Oz' in The Wizard of Oz came from within L. Frank Baum's filing cabinet.  Baum couldn't decide on the perfect name for the imaginative city Dorothy and her gang of friends ended up in during the book.  He looked over at his three-drawer filing cabinet and saw the labels on each drawer.  A-G, G-N, and O-Z.  Oz was then born (or stored?).

In the 113 years since the book was originally published readers have continued to fall in love with Dorothy and Toto as they make friends and travel to see the Wizard.

**I learned this fact thanks to NPR's All Things Considered.  To hear the original recording CLICK HERE.**