There were Popeye statues, gift shops, signs, murals and the works. I don't think I've ever seen so much about this sailor in my life.
Here's a shot of the mural downtown...
If you ever get a chance to go to Chester, you'll also need to check out the view from Fort Kaskaskia. This picture really doesn't do it justice. You'll just have to see it for yourself.
If you want to see some more of Chester, you can check out my Picasa Gallery.