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Will Rogers Memorial
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The Will Rogers Memorial overlooks Route 66 in Claremore, Oklahoma. Rogers was a star of Broadway, radio and appeared in 71 movies in the 1920s and 1930s. Additionally he wrote more than 4,000 syndicated newspaper columns, while befriending kings and presidents.

Will Rogers was the first big time radio commentator and is best known for his words, “I never met a man I didn’t like.” Born in 1879 on a cattle ranch in the Cherokee Nation near Claremore, Oklahoma, he was taught by a freed slave how to use a lasso as a tool to work Texas Longhorn cattle on the family ranch. Will Rogers’ roping skills earned him a listing in the Guinness Book of World Records for throwing three lassos at once: one rope caught the running horse’s neck, the other would hoop around the rider and the third swooped up under the horse to hook all four legs.

He wrote six books, publishing more than two million words, and was a guest at the White House. During his lifetime Rogers traveled around the globe three times covering wars, talking about peace and meeting people. While a fast horse thrilled Rogers, he also loved flying. On a flight from Alaska in 1935 with the famous aviator, Wiley Post, the plane crashed killing both men.

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