Will Rogers and Soapsuds

Cindy RN

Seminole, United States

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Will Rogers is known as Oklahoma’s Favorite Son. Will Roges wrote 4,000 syndicated columns and six books, becoming a prominent radio broadcaster and political commentator. He called politics “the best show in the world” and described Congress as the “national joke factory.”

Will Rogers also was the star in 71 movies, a Ziegfeld Follies Star, a trick roper, and part Cherokee Indian. Will Rogers has so many well known sayings, and one of the most popular is …“I never met a man I didn’t like.”

His humor and honesty, and intelligent observations about the government and America earned the respect of the nation.

Will Rogers went on a vacation with Wiley Post and tragically, on August 15, 1935, Will and Wiley’s flight crashed near Point Barrow, Alaska, taking both of their lives. Will’s untimely death shocked and saddened the nation.

Initially, Will Rogers was buried in Los Angeles. However, his wife Betty built a memorial in Claremore, Oklahoma, which was dedicated in 1938 by President Franklin Roosevelt. In 1944 Will’s body and the body of his son Fred, who died at the age of two, were moved to rest there. Will Rogers wife Betty died that same year, and rests beside her husband and son.

This photo was taken at the Will Rogers Memorial, in Claremore, Oklahoma, sitting on top of his favorite horse Soapsuds.

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