RCB goes all out for Will Rogers’ 139th birthday

Downtown Claremore went all out for Will Rogers’ 139th birthday just as they have for some 80 years since the Will Rogers Memorial Museum opened on his birthday Nov. 4. 1938, three years after his death in an Alaska plane crash . At RCB Bank, they went back to the 50s when traveling down Rt. 66, also known as Will Rogers Highway, meant a stop at one of the diners along the way and plugging into “Roaring 50s” music. Gathering around the jukebox at the downtown bank were Elaine Richey (back from left), Nellie Fouse, Lindsay Edwards, Tonya Prather, Kim Moody, Robin Brown, Amanda Moreland, Tandra Barnes and Cherise Saltmarsh and (front from left) Sara Moss, Jenny Allen, Christy Harden and RCB Bank President Matt Mason. Boarding House Books, a located on two floors of a one-time main stret Claremore boarding house, was decorated in books by and about Will.