Will Rogers Memorial Museum Photo

Raymond Brasier and his sons met the train when the Electra Waggoner statue of Will Rogers on Soapsuds arrived in Claremore. A contractor for telephone company construction, Mr. Brasier had the only available piece of equipment capable of moving the statue up the hill to the Museum. It was located for many years in the area near the present parking lot before being moved to the hillside a few feet from the entry to the Rogers family tomb. Joe Brasier, 89, who helped move the statue, died October 9. It was always fun to tell the story of the statue move to the Brasier grandchildren and great-grandchildren and the many people that family brought to visit the Will Rogers Memorial.

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