Chester in Randolph County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Erected 2016 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 1940.
Location. 37° 54.447′ N, 89° 49.093′ W. Marker is in Chester, Illinois, in Randolph County. Marker is on Opdyke Street (Illinois Route 3) south of Crosby Street, on the right when traveling south. Marker and statue are in front of Chester Elementary School. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 613 Opdyke 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. For God and Country (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); This Eternal Flame (about 600 feet away); The Spirit of 1776 (approx. 0.4 miles away); War Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); Wimpy Cole Oyl (approx. half a mile away); Popeye & The Perennial Pups (approx. half a mile away); Bluto (approx. half a mile 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
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 136 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 5, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.