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Claremore in Rogers County, Oklahoma — The American South (West South Central)
 

Will Rogers

Quarter-Blood Cherokee

— Roll Number 11384 —

 
 
Will Rogers Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., January 16, 2011
1. Will Rogers Memorial Marker
Inscription.  
"Live your life, so that whenever you lose you are ahead."
Will Rogers

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.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicEntertainmentNative Americans. A significant historical date for this entry is November 4, 1938.
 
Location. 36° 19.251′ N, 95° 37.912′ W. Marker is in Claremore, Oklahoma, in Rogers County. Marker is in the wall of the Will Rogers Memorial. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1720 West Will Rogers Blvd (Oklahoma Route 88), Claremore OK 74017, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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8 other markers are within one mile 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); Will Rogers Redbud (a few steps from this marker); Oklahoma Military Academy War Memorial (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); 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); Main Street of America (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Claremore.
 
Also see . . .
1. Will Rogers Memorial Museum. Website homepage (Submitted on April 25, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.) 

2. The Cherokee Nation. Website homepage (Submitted on April 25, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.) 
 
Will Rogers image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Allen C. Browne, November 29, 2015
2. Will Rogers
This 1933-36 portrait of Will Rogers by Charles Banks Wilson hangs in the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, DC.

"Few portraitists captured Rogers from life. One of those was Charles Banks Wilson, who at age fifteen sketched Rogers backstage after a performance in Miami, Oklahoma. He created this painting from those sketches." -- National Portrait Gallery
Will Rogers Memorial image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., January 16, 2011
3. Will Rogers Memorial
Marker is in the wall immediately to right of entrance
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 4, 2024. It was originally submitted on April 25, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 773 times since then and 39 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on April 25, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   2. submitted on July 31, 2016, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.   3. submitted on April 25, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.

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Jun. 20, 2024