October 31, 2009

Will Rogers's 130th birthday

Will Rogers Days events to kick off Wednesday

By Rhett MorganOklahoma's most famous native son will be remembered during Will Rogers Days on Wednesday through Sunday.

The events will celebrate the 130th anniversary of Rogers's birth on Nov. 4, 1879. Highlights include the placing of a wreath at the family tomb on Wednesday, the Will Rogers Days Parade on Saturday in Claremore and the Will Rogers Gala on Sunday in Tulsa.

A cowboy, humorist and author, Rogers died in a 1935 plane crash in Alaska.

A birthday party will be held Thursday at the Will Rogers Birthplace Ranch in Oologah. About 600 children from the Tulsa area will participate in Children's Day from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Friday at the Will Rogers Memorial Museum in Claremore.
Comment:  For more on the subject, see Museum Explores Rogers's Roots and Will Rogers's Life in Dioramas.

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