Great River Road 20 - Popeye in Chester, IL

Popeye became a Sailor Man on the Mississippi River.

The Popeye character was created by E. C. Segar - who was born and raised on the Mississippi riverfront Town of Chester, IL.

I yam what I yam and that’s all what I yam.Popeye

The town has a trail of character statues and an annual Popeye parade and picnic.

Our tour through the town was the happy accident of second-guessing our GPS and taking a route alternate to what we had planned.

 

Swee' Pea, Olive Oyl, and Eugene the Jeep

Swee' Pea, Olive Oyl, and Eugene the Jeep

Popeye keeping one good eye on the Mississippi River.

Popeye keeping one good eye on the Mississippi River.

What Have You Lucked Into?

What fun sights have you found by taking wrong turns?

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