Charles Schulz: Minnesota Giant
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This cache is placed to honor Charles Schulz (1922-2000), famous for his long-running Peanuts Cartoon.
Minnesota claims Schulz as its native son.
Schulz was born in Minneapolis and grew up in St. Paul. Schulz's first regular cartoons, Li'l Folks, were published from 1947 to 1950 by the St. Paul Pioneer Press; he first used the name Charlie Brown for a character there, although he applied the name in four gags to three different boys and one buried in sand. The series also had a dog that looked much like Snoopy. In 1948, Schulz sold a cartoon to The Saturday Evening Post; the first of 17 single-panel cartoons by Schulz that would be published there. In 1948, Schulz tried to have Li'l Folks syndicated through the Newspaper Enterprise Association. Schulz would have been an independent contractor for the syndicate, unheard of in the 1940s, but the deal fell through. Li'l Folks was dropped from the Pioneer Press in January, 1950.
Later that year, Schulz approached the United Feature Syndicate with his best strips from Li'l Folks, and Peanuts made its first appearance on October 2, 1950. The strip became one of the most popular comic strips of all time.
Cache is located in Oakhaven Park, the newest of Minnetonka's 43 parks. The park is located in an established neighborhood, less than a block west of I-494. At under three acres, Oakhaven is a moderate-size residential park. Amenities include two children's play areas, a basketball court, a mini picnic shelter with table, and concrete walkways that make the park handicap accessible.
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Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum