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October 27, 2013

75th Anniversary

Will Rogers Days celebrates favorite son

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CLAREMORE —

Friends and family gather for a Night at the Museum with members of the Museum staff to recap a year of activities and to share memories.
There have been buffalo barbecues, chuck wagon feeds, steer roping, polo games, Indian powwows and flyovers. Some years the parades have been longer than others, Sometimes the crowds have waned. 
But some things have never changed. Every year Pocahontas Club, except for the War years, has gathered to place a wreath at the family tomb and host a reception. And there is a parade.
(Editor’s note: Some of the information came from a “Nostalgia” story written by the late Dr. Reba Collins, Museum curator 1975-1989, and author of several Will Rogers’ books and articles including Will Rogers: Courtship and Correspondence-1900-1915. Some is from the great memories of this writer in the years of covering Will Rogers Days, and especially working with Will Rogers Days committees in 1975 and 1979 for Will’s 100th birthday.)

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