Nappanee Cartoonists

Nappanee Cartoonists (HML1A)

Location: Nappanee, IN 46550 Elkhart County
Buy Indiana State flags at!
Country: United States of America
Buy United States of America flags at!

N 41° 26.6', W 86° 0.071'

  • 0 check ins
  • 0 favorites
(Side one):
Merrill Blosser was first Nappanee artist to gain national recognition as a professional cartoonist. Freckles and His Friends, his most popular cartoon, ran from 1915 to 1973, syndicated by Newspaper Enterprise Association. In 1965, National Cartoonists Society honored Blosser on fiftieth year of Freckles and its "wholesome entertainment".

(Side two):
Five other Nappanee artists became nationally recognized cartoonists. Henry Maust and Francis "Mike" Parks drew newspaper editorial cartoons; Bill Holman's best was Smokey Stover (1935-1973); Fred Neher's Life's Like That ran 1934-1977; Max Gwin drew Slim and Spud for Prairie Farmer 1955-1991. Town, training, and careers connected these artists.
HM NumberHML1A
Series This marker is part of the Indiana: Indiana State Historical Bureau Markers series
Marker Number20.2005.1
Year Placed2005
Placed ByIndiana Historical Bureau, City of Nappanee, Nappanee Historic Preservation Commission, Nappanee Public Library, Elkhart County Historical Society, Nappanee "Smokey Stovers" Fire Department, Mayor Larry and Linda Thompson, E. Newcomer and Son Jewe
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, September 12th, 2014 at 12:56am PDT -07:00
Sorry, but we don't have a picture of this historical marker yet. If you have a picture, please share it with us. It's simple to do. 1) Become a member. 2) Adopt this historical marker listing. 3) Upload the picture.
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 583437 N 4588454
Decimal Degrees41.44333333, -86.00118333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 26.6', W 86° 0.071'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 26' 36.00" N, 86° 0' 4.26" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)574
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 157 N Main St, Nappanee IN 46550, US
Alternative Maps Google Maps, MapQuest, Bing Maps, Yahoo Maps, MSR Maps, OpenCycleMap, MyTopo Maps, OpenStreetMap

Is this marker missing? Are the coordinates wrong? Do you have additional information that you would like to share with us? If so, check in.

Check Ins  check in   |    all

Have you seen this marker? If so, check in and tell us about it.

Comments 0 comments

Maintenance Issues
  1. What historical period does the marker represent?
  2. What historical place does the marker represent?
  3. What type of marker is it?
  4. What class is the marker?
  5. What style is the marker?
  6. This marker needs at least one picture.
  7. Can this marker be seen from the road?
  8. Is the marker in the median?