Nappanee Cartoonists

Nappanee Cartoonists (HML1A)

Location: Nappanee, IN 46550 Elkhart County
Country: United States of America

N 41° 26.6', W 86° 0.071'

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(Side one):
Merrill Blosser was first Nappanee artist to gain national recognition as a professional cartoonist. Freckles and His Friends, his most popular cartoon, ran from 1915 to 1973, syndicated by Newspaper Enterprise Association. In 1965, National Cartoonists Society honored Blosser on fiftieth year of Freckles and its "wholesome entertainment".

(Side two):
Five other Nappanee artists became nationally recognized cartoonists. Henry Maust and Francis "Mike" Parks drew newspaper editorial cartoons; Bill Holman's best was Smokey Stover (1935-1973); Fred Neher's Life's Like That ran 1934-1977; Max Gwin drew Slim and Spud for Prairie Farmer 1955-1991. Town, training, and careers connected these artists.
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HM NumberHML1A
Series This marker is part of the Indiana: Indiana State Historical Bureau Markers series
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Marker Number20.2005.1
Year Placed2005
Placed ByIndiana Historical Bureau, City of Nappanee, Nappanee Historic Preservation Commission, Nappanee Public Library, Elkhart County Historical Society, Nappanee "Smokey Stovers" Fire Department, Mayor Larry and Linda Thompson, E. Newcomer and Son Jewe
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, September 12th, 2014 at 12:56am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 583437 N 4588454
Decimal Degrees41.44333333, -86.00118333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 26.6', W 86° 0.071'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 26' 36.00" N, 86° 0' 4.26" W
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Area Code(s)574
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 157 N Main St, Nappanee IN 46550, US
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