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Aug 19, 2016 - Popeye the Sailor Man, Fort Kaskaskia IL and Roads less Traveled

The road less travelled… We left Memphis headed to St. Louis, we didn’t want to hit St. Louis at 5 o’clock on a Friday so decided we would just Wal Mart camp. Steve said to find something around Chester, IL and I found Fort Kaskaskia Historic Site. Upon arriving at Chester, we discovered it was the hometown of Popeye the Sailor Man! They have a “Character Trail” of granite statues of the various characters scattered about town. Its considered Popeye’s hometown because the comic strip creator, Elle lived there. There is an annual Popeye...

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