Chester in Randolph County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Castor Oyl & Bernice the Whiffle Hen
Erected 2009 by City of Chester.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, Music • Entertainment. A significant historical year for this entry is 1929.
Location. 37° 55.084′ N, 89° 48.781′ W. Marker is in Chester, Illinois, in Randolph County. Marker is on State Street (Illinois Route 150) west of Memorial Drive, on the right when traveling east. Marker and statue are outside the Memorial Hospital. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1900 State 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. Prof. O.G. Wotasnozzle (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Sherlock and Segar (approx. 0.4 miles away); King Blozo (approx. half a mile away); Popeye & The Perennial Pups Bluto (approx. half a mile away); This Eternal Flame (approx. 0.7 miles away); For God and Country (approx. 0.7 miles away); War Memorial (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chester.
Also see . . .
1. Castor Oyl 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
Credits. This page was last revised on December 5, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 5, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. This page has been viewed 230 times since then and 67 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 5, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.