Anadarko in Caddo County, Oklahoma — The American South (West South Central)
World Famous Actor, Humorist, Writer, Philosopher.
Sculptor: Electra Waggoner
Donor: Amon G. Carter Foundation
Erected by National Hall Of Fame For Famous American Indians.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Communications • Entertainment • Native Americans. A significant historical year for this entry is 1879.
Location. 35° 4.356′ N, 98° 13.706′ W. Marker is in Anadarko, Oklahoma, in Caddo County. Marker can be reached from East Central Boulevard (State Highway 9) 0.3 miles east of Southeast 7th Street. The marker is located on the grounds of the National Hall of Fame for Famous American Indians. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 901 East Central Boulevard, Anadarko OK 73005, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Roberta Campbell Lawson (a few steps from this marker); Osceola (Asi Yahola) (a few steps from this marker); Allen Wright (Kuliahote) (a few steps from this marker); José Maria (a few steps from this marker); Pocahontas Black Beaver (Se-Ket-Tu-Ma-Qua) (within shouting distance of this marker); 1st Lieut. Pascal C. Poolaw (within shouting distance of this marker); Sequoyah (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Anadarko.
Also see . . . Will Rogers.
Known as "Oklahoma's Favorite Son", Rogers was born to a Cherokee family in Indian Territory (now part of Oklahoma). As an entertainer and humorist, he traveled around the world three times, made 71 films (50 silent films and 21 "talkies"), and wrote more than 4,000 nationally syndicated newspaper columns.(Submitted on December 7, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.)
By the mid-1930s, Rogers was hugely popular in the United States for his leading political wit and was the highest paid of Hollywood film stars. He died in 1935 with aviator Wiley Post when their small airplane crashed in northern Alaska. Source: Wikipedia
Credits. This page was last revised on December 8, 2021. It was originally submitted on December 7, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 99 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 8, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.