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

Poopdeck Pappy

 
 
Poopdeck Pappy Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jason Voigt, November 30, 2020
1. Poopdeck Pappy Marker
Inscription.  In 1936 King Features Syndicate instructed Elzie Segar to tone down Popeye's roughness. They feared his popular sailor was too rough for the millions of his young fans. Pappy, Popeye's ornery father, was created to fill the void. Pappy's film debut came in the classic 1938 Fleischer release, "Goonland"
 
Erected 2013 by City of Chester.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicEntertainment. A significant historical year for this entry is 1936.
 
Location. 37° 55.775′ N, 89° 50.645′ W. Marker is in Chester, Illinois, in Randolph County. Marker is at the intersection of Bodes Lane and Lehman Drive (Illinois Route 3), on the left when traveling south on Bodes Lane. Marker and statue are on the grounds of Cohen Complex. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3413 Bodes Ln, Chester IL 62233, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Governor Shadrach Bond (approx. 1.3 miles away); Elias Kent Kane (approx. 1.3 miles away); Bluto (approx. 1.6 miles away); Sherlock and Segar
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(approx. 1.6 miles away); King Blozo (approx. 1.6 miles away); Wimpy (approx. 1.6 miles away); War Memorial (approx. 1.6 miles away); The Spirit of 1776 (approx. 1.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chester.
 
Regarding Poopdeck Pappy. 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 . . .
1. Poopdeck Pappy on Wikipedia. (Submitted on December 3, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.)
2. 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.
Poopdeck Pappy Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jason Voigt, November 30, 2020
2. Poopdeck Pappy Marker
cartoon characters, comic strip character
 
Poopdeck Pappy Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jason Voigt, November 30, 2020
3. Poopdeck Pappy Marker
Marker and statue are on the grounds of Cohen Complex.
Poopdeck Pappy Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jason Voigt, November 30, 2020
4. Poopdeck Pappy Marker
Front of 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 264 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 3, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.

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