Chester in Randolph County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Popeye's 1st Screen Villain - 1933
Bluto's Comic Strip Debut - 1932
Erected 2008 by City of Chester.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, Music • Entertainment.
Location. 37° 54.875′ N, 89° 49.281′ W. Marker is in Chester, Illinois, in Randolph County. Marker is at the intersection of Swanwick Street and West Holmes Street (Illinois Route 3), on the right when traveling west on Swanwick Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1230 Swanwick St, 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. King Blozo (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); War Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Wimpy (approx. 0.2 miles away); Elias Kent Kane (approx. 0.4 miles away); Governor Shadrach Bond (approx. 0.4 miles away); Castor Oyl & Bernice the Whiffle Hen (approx. half a mile away); Four Nephews (approx. half a mile away); Prof. O.G. Wotasnozzle (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chester.
Also see . . .
1. Bluto on Wikipedia. Bluto has been the main antagonist in most of the Popeye series, especially in the cartoons. Internationally, he is known as "Brutus". (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 character
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 41 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 3, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.