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

Alice the Goon & Child

 
 
Alice the Goon & Child Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jason Voigt, November 30, 2020
1. Alice the Goon & Child Marker
Inscription.  Alice first appeared in 1933 as the beastly cohort of the evil Seahag. Alice the Goon and her child soon became friends with Popeye and fan favorites.
 
Erected 2012 by City of Chester.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicEntertainment. A significant historical year for this entry is 1933.
 
Location. 37° 54.211′ N, 89° 48.839′ W. Marker is in Chester, Illinois, in Randolph County. Marker is on Deer Path Lane (Illinois Route 3) north of Pool Drive, on the left when traveling north. Marker and statue are in front of the Chester Center. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 111 Deer Path Ln, 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. Oscar (here, next to this marker); Four Nephews (approx. 0.4 miles away); For God and Country (approx. half a mile away); This Eternal Flame (approx. half a mile away); Cole Oyl (approx. 0.7 miles away); Ham Gravy (approx. ¾ mile away); The Spirit of 1776 (approx. 0.8 miles away); Statehood of Illinois (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chester.
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Regarding Alice the Goon & Child. 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.
 
Also see . . .
1. Alice the Goon on Wikipedia. (Submitted on December 3, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.)
2. Popeye and Friends Character Trail. Official website for the program that pays tribute to all Popeye characters since 2006. (Submitted on December 3, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.) 
 
Additional keywords. cartoon characters, comic strip character
 
Alice the Goon & Child Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jason Voigt, November 30, 2020
2. Alice the Goon & Child Marker
Back of the statue where the historical text is on the base.
Alice the Goon & Child Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jason Voigt, November 30, 2020
3. Alice the Goon & Child Marker
Marker and statue are located in front of Chester Center
Alice the Goon & Child Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jason Voigt, November 30, 2020
4. Alice the Goon & Child Marker
Front of statue
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 20, 2024. It was originally submitted on December 3, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. This page has been viewed 359 times since then and 72 times this year. Last updated on May 18, 2024, by Edward Troxel of Creal Springs, Illinois. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 3, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.

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Jun. 20, 2024