Popeye Mural in Chester, Illinois
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Popeye Mural in Chester, Illinois

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Popeye Mural, 1001 State St, Chester, IL 62233

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Chester, Illinois celebrates all things Popeye the Sailor Man. It’s Elzie Crisler Segar, the cartoon creator’s, home town so it only makes sense that the entire town serves as a shrine to his work. In fact, many of the characters were based on residents. In Gazebo Park, next to Spinach Can Collectibles, (where the Wimpy statue lives) their dedication to the sailor man and his friends shows in this lovely mural of the cast of characters on the side of a building. Everyone is there! From Wimpy to Brutus to Olive Oyl and Swee’Pea to Popeye himself.

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Popeye Mural in Chester, Illinois
Popeye Mural in Chester, Illinois
Popeye Mural in Chester, Illinois shows Popeye and Olive Oyl.
Mural of Popeye and Olive Oyl.
Popeye Mural in Chester, Illinois shows Wimpy eating a hamburger
Mural of Wimpy eating a hamburger

Site: Popeye Mural
Location: 1001 State St, Chester, IL 62233
Cost: Free to see
Hours: Always Visible
Date: July 15, 2007

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Val is the founder and head road tripper at Silly America. Having grown up near Berwyn's famed car kabob, The Spindle, and a restaurant with a cow on its roof, her fascination to roadside attractions started early. Val blogs about her life, travels, and cats on her personal blog, Choosing Figs.

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