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Higgins in Lipscomb County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Will Rogers

Nov. 4, 1879 — Aug. 15, 1935

 
 
Will Rogers Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, May 2, 2012
1. Will Rogers Marker
Inscription. One of America's best loved humorists, whose stage act, gently mocking man's foibles, was highlighted by rope tricks learned here in his youth.

Born in Oklahoma. In 1898, threatened with discipline for pranks, he left school and came to Texas. He became a cowboy on the Little Robe Ranch near Higgins and made a lifelong friend of young Frank Ewing, son of his employer.

In 1902 he joined a Wild West show; was famous by 1918.

Rogers died in a crash during a globe-circling pioneer flight with aviator Wiley Post, 1935.
 
Erected 1967 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 5813.)
 
Location. 36° 7.013′ N, 100° 1.885′ W. Marker is in Higgins, Texas, in Lipscomb County. Marker is at the intersection of Commercial Street (U.S. 60) and County Road 29, on the right when traveling west on Commercial Street. Click for map. Marker is in a road side park. Marker is in this post office area: Higgins TX 79046, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 2 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Higgins (here, next to this marker); Lipscomb County (approx. 1.7 miles away).
 
Categories. Notable Persons
 
Will Rogers Marker <i>on the left</i> image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, May 2, 2012
2. Will Rogers Marker on the left
Higgins Marker is on the right
Will Rogers and Higgins Markers image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, May 2, 2012
3. Will Rogers and Higgins Markers
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 246 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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