Charles Schultz & Peanuts in St. Paul (Art & Travel)

Cher’s Famous Art: Minnesota

26 November 2022

Happy 100th Birthday Charles Schultz!

Saturday, November 26th, 2022, would have been the 100th birthday of Charles M. “Sparky” Schultz – best known as creator of the famous and timeless Peanuts comic strip.

In honor of the occasion, syndicated cartoonists across the country will pay tribute to the Peanuts creator in their own comic strips on Saturday, November 26, 2022. Watch for it!

Schulz announced his retirement in November of 1999 following a stroke that impacted his vision and memory. He died on February 12, 2000, one day before his final Sunday strip was published. It was his 17,897th Peanuts strip!

20+ years after his death, his legacy lives on. Reruns of his strips continue online and in many papers today including our local paper. “A Charlie Brown Christmas” movie is a classic. New anthologies are still being published. New TV and movie adaptations continue to delight us all. Still a fan favorite, Snoopy has his own star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame.

Schultz is a native of St. Paul, Minnesota and in his honor, statues of his cartoon characters have been created and placed around the city. On our Travel Date on 09 July 2021 to Rice Park, downtown St. Paul, Skip and I experienced sculptures of Peanuts characters. You can enjoy that blog at Charamana.com/2021/07/14/landmark/

In honor of the 100th birthday of their creator, enjoy these Peanuts sculptures!

Cher joins SNOOPY with WOODSTOCK on his Doghouse on a street corner near Rice Park, St. Paul, MN.

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(Cher w/Snoopy, Woodstock, Doghouse. P.C. Skip B 7/9/21)

MARCIE enjoys a good book while WOODSTOCK (Snoopy’s best friend) – and Skip and Cher – are reading over her shoulder. Rice Park by Landmark Center.

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(Skip & Cher w/Marcie & Woodstock in Rice Park. P.C. friendly fellow traveler. 7/9/21)

LINUS van Pelt (sister to LUCY) with his ever-present security blanket, and SALLY BROWN (sister of CHARLIE BROWN) discuss the events of the day with Cher by the Landmark Center, St. Paul, MN.

(Cher w/Linus & Sally.. P.C. Skip B 7/9/21)

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(Linus w/blanket & Sally. P.C. Cher B 7/9/21)

LUCY van Pelt is listening intently to SCHROEDER play Beethoven on the piano. (Lucy is in love with Schroeder. Schroeder is in love with Beethoven)

(Lucy & Schroeder at the Piano. P.C. Cher B 7/9/21)

“Peppermint” PATTY, star athlete, plays with a football near the Landmark Center.

(Peppermint Patty kicks a Football. P.C. Cher B 7/9/21)

CHARLIE BROWN watches the world go by – with SNOOPY in his lap.

(Charlie Brown & Snoopy. P.C. Cher B 7/9/21)

Happy birthday, Charles Schultz! Thanks for giving us these lovable, timeless characters to enjoy through the decades!

Sources

All photos taken on 09 July 2021 in Rice Park, St. Paul, Minnesota near the Landmark Center – by Cher B, Skip B, or friendly fellow traveler.

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