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History Heroes: Famous Figures from the Chisholm Trail Region. Teachers book your classes now for this popular winter educational programming. Jan. 2 – March 15, 2019 See Details

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Chisholm Trail 150


Will Rogers


The story of Will Rogers, by his wife, Betty Rogers.

318 pages. Softcover.

Will Rogers (His Wife’s Story), as written by Betty Rogers in 1941, with a foreword by Reba Collins, continues to be a popular book for those who love the stories and people of Oklahoma and America’s past. Will Rogers was a writer, humorist, philosopher, cowboy, performer and a great American. This book offers a unique insight into the Oklahoma cowboy who became a worldwide celebrity – praises Arizona and the West.


It is considered folksy, detailed and a timeless glimpse at a real American hero – American Way.


Betty Blake met Will Rogers in 1899 and they married in 1908. Will was born in 1879 in the Cherokee nation of Indian Territory, near what is now Oologah. He died in an airplane crash with Wiley Post, in 1935, Alaska.


Will Rogers … an intriguing figure in cultural history. (Betty’s story) was timely and important when it first appeared in 1941. It remains timely and important today. (1979) – Reba Collins.


*Our educators reference this book often, as they portray Betty in our Oklahoma History Heroes education session each winter. January/February 2018 will be the third year for this extremely popular session. Educating children about the pioneers of Oklahoma and America is vital to our mission.


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Shipping Weight

Weight 0.92 lbs
Dimensions 8.5 × 5.5 in

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