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Chester in Randolph County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Prof. O.G. Wotasnozzle

 
 
Prof. O.G. Wotasnozzle Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, November 30, 2020
1. Prof. O.G. Wotasnozzle Marker
Inscription.  Elzie Segar debuted this eccentric inventor and self-described genius on May 8, 1932 by writing him into the popular "Sappo" comic. The professor became a mainstay in the Popeye comic books of the 1940's
 
Erected 2014 by City of Chester.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicEntertainment.
 
Location. 37° 55.161′ N, 89° 48.81′ W. Marker is in Chester, Illinois, in Randolph County. Marker is on Stanwick Street east of Roberts Street, on the right when traveling west. Marker and statue is in front of Chester High School. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1901 Stanwick Street, Chester IL 62233, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Castor Oyl & Bernice the Whiffle Hen (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); King Blozo (approx. half a mile away); Bluto (approx. half a mile away); Sea Hag & Bernard the Vulture (approx. 0.7 miles away); Governor Shadrach Bond (approx. ¾ mile away); War Memorial
Prof. O.G. Wotasnozzle Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, November 30, 2020
2. Prof. O.G. Wotasnozzle Marker
Back of the statue where the historical text is on the base.
(approx. ¾ mile away); Elias Kent Kane (approx. ¾ mile away); Wimpy (approx. ¾ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chester.
 
Regarding Prof. O.G. Wotasnozzle. The City of Chester has celebrated one of its most famous residents, E.C. Segar (creator of Popeye comic strip), for many years. In 1977, a park by the Mississippi River was dedicated and named after Segar. That same year, a statue of Popeye was placed there. Every year since 2006 (as of 2020), there have been Popeye character statues erected around town at various places. All of those typically have the donors' names on the base, as well as the city leaders of that year. Most of the statues have historical text on them.
 
Also see . . .  Popeye and Friends Character Trail. Official website for the program that pays tribute to all Popeye characters since 2006. (Submitted on December 3, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.) 
 
Additional keywords. cartoon character, comic strip character
 
Prof. O.G. Wotasnozzle Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, November 30, 2020
3. Prof. O.G. Wotasnozzle Marker
Marker and statue are in front of Chester High School.
Prof. O.G. Wotasnozzle Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, November 30, 2020
4. Prof. O.G. Wotasnozzle Marker
Front of the statue
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 3, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 3, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. This page has been viewed 37 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 3, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.
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