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

Oolagah's First Public Tribute to Will Rogers

A Miniature Replica of his Birthplace

 
 
Oolagah's First Public Tribute to Will Rogers Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 25, 2017
1. Oolagah's First Public Tribute to Will Rogers Marker
Inscription.

The original model of the miniature house was built in 1928 by Zennie Taylor (1890-1969) as a school project for the Tulsa State Fair. By 1930 he had constructed a permanent replica which was dedicated at a special "WILL ROGERS DAY" celebration on Saturday, October 25, 1930. Since 1930 the little house has symbolized Oologah's deep affection for her native son.

After Will Rogers' death, the stone marker was erected by the citizens of Oologah and dedicated as a memorial on October 18, 1936.

On May 7, 1992, an arsonist destroyed the original little house. This replica built for the Chamber of Commerce by Jerry Gardner in 1985 will continue to symbolize Oologah's love for and pride in their famous son.
 
Erected by the Citizens of Oologah.
 
Location. 36° 26.817′ N, 95° 42.488′ W. Marker is in Oologah, Oklahoma, in Rogers County. Marker is at the intersection of Elm Street (U.S. 169) and Cooweescoowee Avenue, on the right when traveling north on Elm Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Roadside Pullout, Oologah OK 74053, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Will Rogers Birthplace (a few steps from this marker); The Cherokee Kid

Oolagah's First Public Tribute to Will Rogers Marker and Birthplace Replica image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 25, 2017
2. Oolagah's First Public Tribute to Will Rogers Marker and Birthplace Replica
Looking north
(about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Oklahoma Centennial Bench (about 500 feet away); Veterans Memorial (about 500 feet away); Mart Reed General Store Building (about 500 feet away); Will Rogers Airport (approx. 2.8 miles away); Clement Vann Rogers (approx. 2.8 miles away); Daugherty Pathway (approx. 2.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Oologah.
 
Also see . . .
1. Will Rogers Birthplace Ranch. (Submitted on December 13, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Will Rogers was America's Cowboy Philosopher. (Submitted on December 13, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Oologah OK Chamber of Commerce. (Submitted on December 13, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
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Will Rogers' Birthplace Miniature Replica image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 25, 2017
3. Will Rogers' Birthplace Miniature Replica
Will Rogers' Birthplace Miniature Replica (back) image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 25, 2017
4. Will Rogers' Birthplace Miniature Replica (back)
1936 Will Rogers Monument Detail image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 25, 2017
5. 1936 Will Rogers Monument Detail
1936 Will Rogers Monument image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 25, 2017
6. 1936 Will Rogers Monument
1936 Will Rogers Monument Detail image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 25, 2017
7. 1936 Will Rogers Monument Detail
Will Rogers Photo on Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 25, 2017
8. Will Rogers Photo on Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 13, 2017. This page originally submitted on December 13, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 80 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on December 13, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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