Chester in Randolph County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Erected 2020 by City of Chester.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, Music • Entertainment. A significant historical date for this entry is February 7, 1935.
Location. 37° 54.058′ N, 89° 49.768′ W. Marker is in Chester, Illinois, in Randolph County. Marker is at the intersection of Wall Street and East Kaskaskia Street, on the left when traveling south on Wall Street. Marker is outside St. Nicholas Landmark. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 223 Wall 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. Thomas Mather (within shouting distance of this marker); The Railroad (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The River Boats (about 300 feet away); Port of Chester, Illinois Welcoming Mississippi River Travelers since 1829 (about 300 feet away); Ham Gravy (approx. ¼ mile away); Statehood of Illinois (approx. ¼ mile away); Weistar House (approx. ¼ mile away); Flood of 1993 (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chester.
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1. 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.)
2. Toar, newest member of Popeye Trail, arrives at St. Nicholas Landmark. Published by the Randolph County Herald Tribune on November 4, 2020. Statue was placed at its permanent location on October 28, 2020. (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 88 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on December 5, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.