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

King Blozo

 
 
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By Jason Voigt, November 30, 2020
1. King Blozo Marker
Inscription.  Ruler of Spinachovia who debuted in the 1931 Thimble Theatre comic strip "The Great Rough House War"
 
Erected 2017 by City of Chester.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicEntertainment.
 
Location. 37° 54.896′ N, 89° 49.233′ W. Marker is in Chester, Illinois, in Randolph County. Marker is at the intersection of Swanwick Street and West German Street, on the right when traveling east on Swanwick Street. Marker is in front of the Chester Municipal Building. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1330 Swanwick 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. Bluto (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); War Memorial (approx. ¼ mile away); Wimpy (approx. ¼ mile away); Elias Kent Kane (approx. 0.4 miles away); Governor Shadrach Bond (approx. 0.4 miles away); Castor Oyl & Bernice the Whiffle Hen (approx. half a mile away); Prof. O.G. Wotasnozzle (approx. half a mile away); Four Nephews (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chester.
 
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King Blozo Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, November 30, 2020
2. King Blozo Marker
Historical text is on the back of the statue (at the top)
 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
 
King Blozo statue image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, November 30, 2020
3. King Blozo statue
Statue and marker are in front of the Chester Municipal Building.
King Blozo statue image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, November 30, 2020
4. King Blozo statue
Front side
 
 
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 41 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 5, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.
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