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ESCANABA — Downtown Escanaba has a new character. Wimpy, from the cartoon strip Popeye, has been painted on the side of Rosy’s Diner.
George Hansen added the hamburger eating character after painting the outside of the building. He says he had a lot of fun adding the character.
“Everybody is cominng by here saying I love it. That means the world to me that people appreciate it,” he said.
This is not the first time Hansen has added figures to Escanaba’s landscape. He first painted the Escanaba Eskymo head to the city’s water tower in the 1970s.