Claremore in Rogers County, Oklahoma — The American South (West South Central)
—Roll Number 11384 —
"Live your life, so that whenever you lose you are ahead."
We honor the memory of Oklahoma's beloved native son. A modest, unspoiled child of the Plains, cowboy, actor, humorist and world traveler whose homely philosophy and superior gifts brought laughter and tears to prince and commoner alike. His aversion to sham and deceit, his love of candor and sincerity, coupled with abounding wit and affable repartee, won for him universal homage and an appropriate title, "Ambassador of Good Will."
Presented November 4th, 1946, the 67th anniversary of his birth.
Erected 1946 by The Cherokee Nation.
Location. 36° 19.251′ N, 95° 37.912′ W. Marker is in Claremore, Oklahoma, in Rogers County. Click for map. Marker is in the wall of the Will Rogers Memorial. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1720 West Will Rogers Blvd (Oklahoma Route 88), Claremore OK 74017, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Howdy Folks (a few steps from this marker); Will Rogers Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Oklahoma Military Academy War Memorial (about 700 feet away, measured in a Oklahoma Military Academy Killed in Action Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); George Washington (approx. 0.2 miles away); US Army M-41 "Walker Bulldog" Light Tank (approx. one mile away); a different marker also named Will Rogers (approx. one mile away); Claremore Mound (approx. 4.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Claremore.
Also see . . .
1. Will Rogers Memorial Museums. (Submitted on April 25, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas.)
2. The Cherokee Nation. (Submitted on April 25, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas.)
Categories. • Arts, Letters, Music • Entertainment • Native Americans •
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