Sleepy Eye, Minnesota: The Real Linus Statue

Sleepy Eye native Linus Maurer was the inspiration for the "Peanuts" character named by his friend Charles Schulz. The statue, however, is of the cartoon character, not the real person.

Dyckman Free Library

345 W. Main St., Sleepy Eye, MN
On Hwy 14/Main St., in front of Dyckman Free Library.
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The Real Linus.

The Real Linus Statue

This was a fantastic connection to stumble onto! Nicely maintained statue by the quaint local library.

[Stephanie, 08/18/2013]

There are hundreds of painted Peanuts character statues around the U.S. (which we don't map); a real resident of Sleepy Eye named Linus inspired the comic strip character.

The Real Linus statue.

The Real Linus Statue

Sleepy Eye, Minnesota: Home of the real Linus. There's a large Linus statue outside of the Dyckman Free Library along Highway 14. The statue is a tribute to Sleepy Eye native Linus Maurer, whom the "Peanuts" character was named after.

[Laura, 08/31/2009]

Linus died, age 90, in Feb. 2016.

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