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

Sea Hag & Bernard the Vulture

 
 
Sea Hag & Bernard the Vulture Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, November 30, 2020
1. Sea Hag & Bernard the Vulture Marker
Inscription.  The Sea Hag was created by Elzie C. Segar in 1929 as part of the "Thimble Theater" comic strip. She has become one of the principal enemies of Popeye the Sailor. Upon first meeting Popeye she fell madly in love with him. With the aid of her pet vulture, Bernard, she consistently plots against Popeye who remains uninterested in her romantically. In 2004, actress Kathy Bates performed the voice of the Sea Hag/Siren for the 3-D CGI animated feature "Popeye's Voyage: The Quest for Pappy." Currently the role of Sea Hag has been annually performed on radio by Cathy Rinne.
 
Erected 2010 by City of Chester.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicEntertainment.
 
Location. 37° 55.562′ N, 89° 48.277′ W. Marker is in Chester, Illinois, in Randolph County. Marker can be reached from State Street (Illinois Route 150) west of Dixie Drive. Marker and statue are outside McDonald's and Wal-Mart. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2208 State St, 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
Sea Hag & Bernard the Vulture Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, November 30, 2020
2. Sea Hag & Bernard the Vulture Marker
Back side of the statue, with historical text on base.
as the crow flies. Rough House (approx. 0.4 miles away); Prof. O.G. Wotasnozzle (approx. 0.7 miles away); Castor Oyl & Bernice the Whiffle Hen (approx. 0.7 miles away); King Blozo (approx. 1.2 miles away); Bluto (approx. 1.2 miles away); Governor Shadrach Bond (approx. 1.3 miles away); Elias Kent Kane (approx. 1.4 miles away); War Memorial (approx. 1.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chester.
 
Also see . . .
1. Sea Hag on Wikipedia. (Submitted on December 5, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.)
2. Popeye and Friends Character Trail. 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. (Submitted on December 5, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.) 
 
Additional keywords. cartoon characters, comic strip character
Sea Hag & Bernard the Vulture Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, November 30, 2020
3. Sea Hag & Bernard the Vulture Marker
Wide view of marker and statue, with Walmart in the background
 
Sea Hag & Bernard the Vulture Statue image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, November 30, 2020
4. Sea Hag & Bernard the Vulture Statue
Front side
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 5, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 4, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. This page has been viewed 41 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 5, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.
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