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

Sherlock and Segar

Sherlock and Segar Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Edward Troxel, April 21, 2022
1. Sherlock and Segar Marker
Inscription.  The Times Elzie Crisler Segar Creator of Popeye Born December 8, 1894 Chester Illinois Erected in 2019 125 Anniversary of Segar's Birth Acknowledging Segar's compelling interest in the master detective
Erected 2019.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicEducation.
Location. 37° 54.94′ N, 89° 49.2′ W. Marker is in Chester, Illinois, in Randolph County. Marker is on Swanwick St., on the left when traveling east. On the grounds of Baskerville Hall. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: 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. King Blozo (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Popeye & The Perennial Pups (about 500 feet away); Bluto (about 600 feet away); War Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); Wimpy (approx. 0.3 miles away); Elias Kent Kane (approx. 0.4 miles away); Governor Shadrach Bond (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Spirit of 1776 (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chester.
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Elzie Segar had a compelling passion for the literary detective, Sherlock Holmes. He introduced hundreds of deerstalkered detectives into Thimble Theatre, and in the mid-1930's was working on a stand-alone Sherlockian detective release when he passed at the young age of 43. His new project was never pursued by Hearst Syndicate. We have clothed our statue of Segar in full regalia of his favorite sleuth in honor of his ardency and unfinished work.
Credits. This page was last revised on April 27, 2022. It was originally submitted on April 22, 2022, by Edward Troxel of Creal Springs, Illinois. This page has been viewed 101 times since then and 37 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on April 22, 2022, by Edward Troxel of Creal Springs, Illinois. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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