Will Rogers 131st Birthday Party

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Will Rogers 131st Birthday Party

Dog Iron Ranch

Oolagah, Oklahoma

Cherokee Nation

Photos by Stephen Hartshorne

class=”image” style=”margin: 10px;” align=”center”>The Dog Iron Ranch in Oolagah, Will Rogers’ birthplace The Dog Iron Ranch in Oolagah, Will Rogers' birthplace class=”image” style=”margin: 10px;” align=”center”>Kowboy Kal, who performs all over the world, says he learned all his rope tricks from Will Rogers movies. Kowboy Kal says he learned all his rope tricks from Will Rogers movies. class=”image” style=”margin: 10px;” align=”center”>Oolagah schoolchildren sing about the Cherokee Kid. That was Will Rogers’ rodeo name. Oolagah schoolchildren sing about the Cherokee Kid. That was Will Rogers rodeo name. class=”image” style=”margin: 10px;” align=”center”>Will’s great-niece Ada, still going strong at 92 Will's great-niece Ada, still going strong at 92 class=”image” style=”margin: 10px;” align=”center”>I had a piece of cake. How could I not? I had a piece of cake. How could I not? class=”image” style=”margin: 10px;” align=”center”>The room where Will was born in 1879 The room where Will was born in 1879

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Stephen Hartshorne is the former associate editor of GoNOMAD.com. He writes a blog called ArmchairTravel about books he finds at flea markets and rummage sales. He teaches in local public schools in the Pioneer Valley and lives in Sunderland, Mass.
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