Gould Hometown Celebrates Dick Tracy Birthday

Mural in Pawnee, Oklahoma by Ed Melberg in 1990.

Mural in Pawnee, Oklahoma by Ed Melberg in 1990.

Chester Gould’s hometown of Pawnee, Oklahoma celebrates Dick Tracy’s birthday each year and will do so again this coming Saturday in what is now an annual historical society event.  Chester was born in Pawnee on Nov 20th, 1900 and although he moved to Chicago in 1921 and came to live in Woodstock, he always remembered his roots, calling out former Pawnee classmates by naming stores and such after them during a case.

World Scene Writer Jimmie Tramel has written a nice article for the Tulsa World on the Pawnee celebration with quotes from Chester and his brother Ray from early 30’s and 40’s interviews.  Here’s the link if you are interested.

 

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