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"Walt Kelly and Pogo" Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge Things to Do Tip by Basaic

  Walt Kelly and Pogo
by Basaic
  • Walt Kelly and Pogo - Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge
      Walt Kelly and Pogo
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  • Pogo - Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge
    by Basaic

In 1941, Walt Kelly started drawing a cartoon with characters that occupied Okefenokee Swamp. Then in 1948, he created the beloved cartoon character Pogo the Possum. Pogo looked at the problems of the world with a childlike innocence but also a keen insight. At its peak Pogo was published in over 500 papers in 14 countries. Over 300 million Pogo books have been published. There is a room honoring Walt Kelly and Pogo in the park.

Address: US Highway 1 South, Waycross, GA 31501
Phone: (912) 283-0583

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  • Written Nov 12, 2009
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