Popeye

Popeye (HM1C2N)

Location: Chester, IL 62233 Randolph County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 54.304', W 89° 50.035'

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This statue is erected in tribute to Elzie Crisler Segar

Born in Chester, Illinois - Dec. 8, 1894
Died in Santa Monica, California - Oct. 13, 1938

Mr. Segar created Popeye from his recollection of Frank "Rocky" Fiegel — Jan. 27, 1868 - Mar. 24, 1947 — local scrapper. Popeye first appeared in the cast of "Thimble Theater" Jan. 17, 1929. William "Windy Bill" Schuchert — Mar. 8, 1857 - Feb. 20, 1941 — Chester Opera House owner and Mr. Segar's benefactor, appeared as "Wimpy" the Hamburger Fiend.
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HM NumberHM1C2N
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Date Added Friday, September 19th, 2014 at 8:14am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 250844 N 4199069
Decimal Degrees37.90506667, -89.83391667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 54.304', W 89° 50.035'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 54' 18.24" N, 89° 50' 2.10" W
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Area Code(s)618
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 15 Truck Bypass, Chester IL 62233, US
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