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

Alice the Goon & Child

 
 
Alice the Goon & Child Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, November 30, 2020
1. Alice the Goon & Child Marker
Inscription.  Alice first appeared in 1933 as the beastly cohort of the evil Seahag. Alice the Goon and her child soon became friends with Popeye and fan favorites.
 
Erected 2012 by City of Chester.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicEntertainment.
 
Location. 37° 55.232′ N, 89° 49.929′ W. Marker is in Chester, Illinois, in Randolph County. Marker is on Lehmen Drive (Illinois Route 3) west of Olive Street, on the right when traveling north. Marker and statue are in front of the Chester Center. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 822 Lehmen Dr, Chester IL 62233, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Governor Shadrach Bond (approx. 0.4 miles away); Elias Kent Kane (approx. 0.4 miles away); Bluto (approx. 0.7 miles away); King Blozo (approx. ¾ mile away); War Memorial (approx. ¾ mile away); Wimpy (approx. ¾ mile away); Poopdeck Pappy (approx. 0.9 miles away); Prof. O.G. Wotasnozzle (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chester.
 
Regarding Alice the Goon & Child.
Alice the Goon & Child Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, November 30, 2020
2. Alice the Goon & Child Marker
Back of the statue where the historical text is on the base.
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. Alice the Goon 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. cartoon characters, comic strip character
 
Alice the Goon & Child Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, November 30, 2020
3. Alice the Goon & Child Marker
Marker and statue are located in front of Chester Center
Alice the Goon & Child Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, November 30, 2020
4. Alice the Goon & Child 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 61 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 3, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.
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