How many of you popeye fans know that there is a city with a statue of him?

United States
August 5, 2008 12:38am CST
My husband and I like to go to Chester, Illinois because they have a really good smogarsboard. But there is also another reason. There is the neatest statue of Popeye there. Also throughout the town you will find a statue of Olive Oil and her baby. On the buildings there are painted different scenes with Popeye, Olive Oil, her baby and Brutus. Also the man who loves hamburgers who I can't remember his name. It is a pretty cool city to visit.
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5 responses
• Regina, Saskatchewan
5 Aug 08
His name is Wimpy. He was always asking Popeye to buy him burgers and promising to pay him back on Teusday! LOL I am now putting Chester, Illinois on my places I want to visit. I LOVE Popeye! ROFL
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• United States
5 Aug 08
Popeye statue in Chester, Il - Elzie C. Segar Memorial Park honors Chester native and Popeye creator. Standing in Segar Park is a six-foot, 900 lb. bronze statue of the spinach-loving sailor. It is said that many of Mr. Segar's characters were created from experiences with some people of Chester. The Chester Bridge, built in 1942, is the only bridge between St. Louis and Cape Girardeau.
Hi sparkofinsanity,I couldn't for the life of me think of his name. I love Popeye and this little city where the statue is is the coolest place. I forgot to post a picture of the statue. I am going to do it here on your response. I also put exactly where it is located in the photo details.
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• Regina, Saskatchewan
5 Aug 08
LOL - Looks just like him doesn't it? I left a comment on the pic too. Off to bed now. Goodnight sunshine.
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@ElicBxn (61149)
• United States
5 Aug 08
Wimpy, Wimpy, Wimpy - they named a hamburger chain after him - or him after the hamburger chain in England - they were NASTY!
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• United States
5 Aug 08
One of the other responses told me the name. But I didn't know that they had come up with a actual hamburger chain named for him. That is interesting.
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@OURDEW (4812)
• United States
7 Aug 08
When my son was small, he loved popeye. He would watch the cartoons over and over. I didn't know there was a statues of the popeye gang. I'm from Illinois but I'm not sure where Chester is.
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@bamakelly (5193)
• United States
5 Aug 08
I have never heard of that statue. It must be a sight to behold. It sounds like the paintings are very inspiring also. It sounds like you and your husband have a good life and are very happy together. Do you and your husband travel a lot?
• United States
5 Aug 08
We don't travel now. But we do like to go for a ride. And Chester is not to far from where we live. We do have a good life together. Over the years the places we have been I like to put here. I think it is interesting and figure the members would like to hear about some of the places we have been to.
@wolfie34 (26791)
• United Kingdom
13 Aug 08
Blimey Popeye brings back fond memories, I used to sit down as a child and watch that, but I hate the taste of spinach! Horrible stuff, even as an adult I can't eat spinach, probably one of the only vegetables that I refuse to eat! Wimpy is the name of the character who loves hamburgers, although I am sure someone has already pointed that out, I am still catching up on notifications after being away. That was a great cartoon and it's fascinating to hear that they have put up statues to honour such a great cartoon character.