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.