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

The Cherokee Kid

A Monument to Will Rogers

 
 
The Cherokee Kid Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 25, 2017
1. The Cherokee Kid Marker
Inscription.

William Penn Adair Rogers was born Nov. 4, 1879
at the family ranch northeast of Oologah.
He died on Aug. 15, 1935 near Point Barrow, Alaska

Sculpted by
Sandra Van Zandt

Commissioned by the
Oolagah [sic] Historical Society

Unveiled August 12, 1995


 
Erected 1995 by Oologah Historical Society.
 
Location. 36° 26.834′ N, 95° 42.583′ W. Marker is in Oologah, Oklahoma, in Rogers County. Marker is at the intersection of Cooweescoowee Avenue and Maple Street, in the median on Cooweescoowee Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: 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. Veterans Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Mart Reed General Store Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Oklahoma Centennial Bench (within shouting distance of this marker); Oolagah's First Public Tribute to Will Rogers (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Will Rogers Birthplace (about 500 feet away); Will Rogers Airport
The Cherokee Kid Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 25, 2017
2. The Cherokee Kid Marker
(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. William Penn Adair Rogers Bio. (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. The Cherokee Kid: Will Rogers, Tribal Identity, and the Making of an American Icon (review). (Submitted on December 13, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
4. Will Rogers Memorial Museum. (Submitted on December 13, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Notable Persons
 
The Cherokee Kid Monument image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 25, 2017
3. The Cherokee Kid Monument
The Cherokee Kid Sculpture Detail image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 25, 2017
4. The Cherokee Kid Sculpture Detail
The Cherokee Kid Sculpture Detail image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 25, 2017
5. The Cherokee Kid Sculpture Detail
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 14, 2017. This page originally submitted on December 13, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 75 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on December 13, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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