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Posts From The Road: Will Rogers Memorial Museum

on August 11, 2019 - 8:38am

Will Rogers most famous quote ‘I never met a man I didn’t like’ is inscribed in stone, which supports a large bronze sculpture of him at the Will Rogers Memorial Museum in Claremore, Okla. Will Rogers was an entertainer, movie star, radio personality, newspaper man, humorist, cowboy, and more during his life, which was cut short by a plane crash in 1935 at the age of 55. The museum is packed with artifacts, memorabilia, photographs and more covering his life. Also included are recordings of radio broadcast and a theater, which shows some of the 71 films that he starred in. Photo by Gary Warren/

A display in the museum featuring Will Rogers ‘The Newsman’. The display includes a carving of Rogers and his typewriter as well as press credentials and other items and copies of Roger’s work. Rogers daily and weekly columns appeared in more than 600 newspapers across the country. Photo by Gary Warren/

The Will Rogers Memorial Museum is housed in a beautiful 19,000 square foot facility on a hilltop in Claremore, Okla. The museum is owned and operated by the Oklahoma Historical Society. Photo by Gary Warren/

The Will Rogers Memorial museum sits on 20 acres overlooking Claremore, Okla. Will Rogers and his wife Betty and several other family members are buried just out a side door of the museum, which overlooks the valley below. Photo by Gary Warren/

Leave here with some Will Rogers quotes:

‘Never miss a good chance to shut up.’

‘Good judgement comes from experience, and a lot of that comes from bad judgement.’

‘Everybody is ignorant, only on different subjects.’

‘Even if you are on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.’

Editor's note:‘Posts from the Road’ is a feature appearing in the Sunday edition of the Los Alamos Daily Post. Longtime Los Alamos photographer Gary Warren and his wife Marilyn are traveling around the country and he shares scenes they encounter while on the road.