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“Popeye on the River” Picnic Event

The 34th Annual Popeye Picnic will take place this weekend, Sept. 6 – 8, 2013, in Chester, Illinois. Each year, this highly anticipated town event and Popeye-themed picnic takes place on the first full weekend after Labor Day in the hometown of Elzie Segar, creator of THIMBLE THEATER and the creative genius behind Popeye.

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Happy Birthday, Popeye!

Eighty four years ago today, Popeye the Sailor Man made history when he first appeared in the comic strip, THIMBLE THEATER. The CBS Morning News, hosted by Gayle King and Charlie Rose, were among the first fans to wish the world’s mightiest mariner a “Happy 84th Birthday!”

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