Short Hills, NJ
Gertrude Late For Interurban
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.P. Patches (full name: Julius Pierpont Patches) was a clown portrayed by Seattle entertainer Chris Wedes. The J.P. Patches Show was one of the longer-running locally-produced children's television programs in the United States.
After the TV show stopped airing, Wedes continued to portray J.P. at many public and private events over the years. He died on July 22, 2012 at the age of 84.
On August 17, 2008 a bronze statue of J.P. and Gertrude was unveiled on North 34th Street, about 250 feet east of the intersection with Fremont Avenue North, in the Fremont section of Seattle. The unveiling date was to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the J.P. Patches show. The statue is called Late for the Interurban by sculptor Kevin Pettelle and is approximately 250 feet east of Waiting for the Interurban.
February 13th, 2013
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