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“Will Rogers – Oklahoma’s Favorite Son” - Podcast


Young cowboy and renowned vaudevillian Will Rogers.
Young cowboy and renowned vaudevillian Will Rogers.
 

He continues to rank as the most beloved Oklahoman of any generation or walk of life. World-renowned “real” cowboy. America’s most popular newspaper columnist. One of its first and most beloved nationally-broadcast radio personalities. The top motion picture box office star in the world. The one man whose public support Presidents of both parties chased after. Get to know William Penn Adair “Will” Rogers here like you never have.

 

Join John and KTOK/iHeartRadio star Gwin Faulconer-Lippert and explore the known and unknown life of Oklahoma’s famed but modest, tough but gentle “Cherokee Kid.” This is the 89th episode of our original OKLAHOMA GOLD! radio program! Thank you Atwoods Stores for making it possible! Go HERE to listen to them all! Future episodes explore more great heroes, events, and movements of Oklahoma History. Thank you Atwoods Stores for making it possible!


Promotional poster for Will’s “Cherokee Kid” trick roping show.
Promotional poster for Will’s “Cherokee Kid” trick roping show.
 
Renowned Oklahoma artist Mike Wimmer’s painting of Will, at the Will Rogers Memorial Museum in Claremore. Photo Christa Rice.
Renowned Oklahoma artist Mike Wimmer’s painting of Will, at the Will Rogers Memorial Museum in Claremore. Photo Christa Rice.
 
Will Rogers, Oklahoma cowboy.
Will Rogers, Oklahoma cowboy.
 
Will’s weekly radio program cheered millions in the days before television.
Will’s weekly radio program cheered millions in the days before television.
 
Movie poster for the classic John Ford film JUDGE PRIEST.
Movie poster for the classic John Ford film JUDGE PRIEST.
 
Will and his beloved wife Betty.
Will and his beloved wife Betty.

 

Oklahoma artist Charles Banks Wilson’s majestic painting that hangs in the Oklahoma State Capitol Rotunda.
Oklahoma artist Charles Banks Wilson’s majestic painting that hangs in the Oklahoma State Capitol Rotunda.

 

Will on the road across America, encouraging folks during the Dust Bowl and Great Depression.
Will on the road across America, encouraging folks during the Dust Bowl and Great Depression.

 

Will and Wiley Post in Renton, Washington, on their doomed trip to Alaska.

Will and Wiley Post in Renton, Washington, on their doomed trip to Alaska.


 

The Will Rogers Memorial Museum in Claremore, Oklahoma. (http://www.willrogers.com)
The Will Rogers Memorial Museum in Claremore, Oklahoma. (http://www.willrogers.com)

 
Oklahoma artist Mike Wimmer’s THE LAST FAREWELL OF WILL ROGERS AND WILEY POST.
Oklahoma artist Mike Wimmer’s THE LAST FAREWELL OF WILL ROGERS AND WILEY POST.
 
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Many thanks to Atwoods Stores, a farm and ranch supply company based in Enid, Oklahoma, for their support of the Red River Institute of History and OKLAHOMA GOLD! Please support them as you are able! Wherever you are, you can order online from thousands of quality products on their terrific website HERE. Atwoods also has 66 stores in 5 states: Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, and Texas. In addition to farm and ranch supplies, Atwoods stores sell clothing, lawn and garden items, tools, hardware, automotive supplies, sporting goods, pet supplies, firearms, and seasonal items.

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