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Beetle Bailey

 
 
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By Pat Filippone, July 7, 2015
1. Beetle Bailey Marker
Inscription. Come sit with Beetle Bailey, Mizzou's famous comic-strip character created through the genius of Mort Walker, AB '48 Humanities. Beetle relaxes in the re-creation of a booth from the Shack, a hangout frequented by Walker during his student days. Walker started drawing the laid-back Mizzou student and Army private in 1950. With his son Neal, Walker designed and produced this bronze statue as a gift to MU. It was installed in 1992. The statue was financed by donations from Walker, King Features Syndicate, and alumni, whose names are carved on the bench and table. The statue is located near the site of The Shack, which was destroyed by fire on Halloween 1988.
 
Erected 1992.
 
Location. 38° 56.652′ N, 92° 19.764′ W. Marker is in Columbia, Missouri, in Boone County. Marker can be reached from Conley Avenue. Click for map. Marker is in the Mel Carnahan Quadrangle. Marker is in this post office area: Columbia MO 65201, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Mel Carnahan Quadrangle (within shouting distance of this marker); Site of Columbia College (approx. 0.2 miles away); Memorial Union Tower (approx.
Beetle Bailey Marker image. Click for full size.
By Pat Filippone, July 7, 2015
2. Beetle Bailey Marker
0.2 miles away); Don Faurot / Faurot Field (approx. half a mile away); George Clinton Swallow (approx. half a mile away); James Shannon L.L.D. (approx. 0.6 miles away); Columbia Cemetery (approx. 0.6 miles away); Jewell Cemetery (approx. 1.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Columbia.
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Pat Filippone of Stockton, California. This page has been viewed 162 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Pat Filippone of Stockton, California. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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