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

Rough House

 
 
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By Jason Voigt, November 30, 2020
1. Rough House Marker
Inscription.  Segar's hard working chef debuted on May 24, 1931. He owns and operates the Rough House Café. Since the diner serves hamburgers, Wimpy frequents the beanery in constant search of a free meal and his famous plea "I'll gladly pay you Tuesday for a hamburger today" is synonymous with con artistry.
 
Erected 2015 by City of Chester.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicEntertainment.
 
Location. 37° 55.853′ N, 89° 48.111′ W. Marker is in Chester, Illinois, in Randolph County. Marker is on State Street (Illinois Route 150) west of Old Plank Road, on the right when traveling north. Marker and statue are outside Reids' Harvest House restaurant. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2440 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 as the crow flies. Sea Hag & Bernard the Vulture (approx. 0.4 miles away); Prof. O.G. Wotasnozzle (approx. one mile away); Castor Oyl & Bernice the Whiffle Hen (approx. 1.1 miles away); King Blozo
Rough House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, November 30, 2020
2. Rough House Marker
(approx. 1½ miles away); Bluto (approx. 1.6 miles away); Governor Shadrach Bond (approx. 1.6 miles away); Elias Kent Kane (approx. 1.7 miles away); War Memorial (approx. 1.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chester.
 
Also see . . .  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 character, comic strip characters
 
Rough House Marker and Statue image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, November 30, 2020
3. Rough House Marker and Statue
Outside the Reid's Harvest House restaurant.
 
 
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 39 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 4, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.   3. submitted on December 5, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.
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