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Folks under 50 years of age may not get this #7952533 08/28/20 12:38 AM
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HAPPY TRAILS TO YOU - THE END OF AN ERA

The young guns may not understand the meaning of this, but you will.
The Roy Rogers Museum in Branson, MO has closed its doors forever. The
contents of the museum were sold at a public auction. Roy Rogers told
his son, if the museum ever operates at a loss, close it, and sell the
contents. He complied. Note the follow-on article truly the end of an
era


Here is a partial listing of some of the items that were sold at auction:

Roy's 1964 Bonneville (Pontiac) sold for $254,500. It was estimated to
sell between 100 and 150 thousand dollars.

His script book from the January 14,1953 episode of This Is Your Life
sold for $10,000 (EST. $800-$1,000).

A collection of signed baseballs (Pete Rose, Duke Snider, and other
greats) sold for $3,750.

A collection of signed bats (Yogi Berra, Enos Slaughter, Bob Feller,
and others) sold for $2,750

Trigger 's saddle and bridle sold for $386,500.

One of many of Roy's shirts sold for $16,250 and one of his many
cowboy hats sold for $17,500.

One set of boot spurs sold for $10,625. (He never used a set of spurs
on Trigger)

His flight jacket sold for $7,500

His set of dinnerware plates and silverware sold for $11,875.

The Bible they used at the dinner table every night sold for $8,750.

One of several of his guitars sold for $27,500.

Nellybelle (the Jeep) sold for $116,500.\

Bullet (stuffed) sold for $35,000 (EST. 10-15 K). He was their real pet.

Dale's parade saddle, estimated to sell between 20-30 K, sold for $104,500.

One of many pairs of Roy's boots sold for $21,250.

Trigger (stuffed) sold for $266,500.

Do you remember the 1938 movie The Adventures of Robinhood, With Errol
Flynn and Olivia de Havilland? Well, Olivia rode Trigger in that
movie. Trigger was bred on a farm co-owned by Bing Crosby. Roy bought
Trigger on a time payment plan for $2,500. Roy and Trigger made 188
movies together. Trigger even outdid Bob Hope by winning an Oscar in
the movie Son of Paleface in 1953.

It is extremely sad to see this era lost forever. Despite the fact
that Gene and Roy's movies, as well as those of other great
characters, can be bought or rented for viewing, today's kids would
rather spend their time playing video games. Today it takes a very
special pair of parents to raise their kids with the right values and
morals. These were the great heroes of our childhood, and they did
teach us right from wrong, and how to have and show respect for each
other and the animals that share this earth.

You and I were born at the right time. We were able to grow up with
these great people even if we never met them. In their own way they
taught us patriotism and honor. We learned that lying and cheating
were bad, and that sex wasn't as important as love. We learned how to
suffer through disappointment and failure and work through it. Our
lives were drug free.

So it's good-bye to Roy and Dale, Gene and Hoppy (Hop-a-long Cassidy),
the Lone Ranger and Tonto. Farewell to Sky King (and Penny)and
Superman and (Dragnet) Sgt Friday. Thanks to Capt. Kangaroo, Mr.
Rogers, and Capt. Noah and all those people whose lives touched ours,
and made them better.

Happy Trails... It was a great ride through childhood

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I watched most of the shows when they were reruns. No TV when when they first came out and then overseas where there was no English TV. The last years of the series were broadcast on Saturday afternoons we did get to watch. But I have probably seen them all as reruns.


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Re: Folks under 50 years of age may not get this [Re: mikei] #7952610 08/28/20 01:41 AM
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Awesome. I missed a change to meet him about 40 years ago. My FIL met him and got something signed by him, I do not recall what it was


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Re: Folks under 50 years of age may not get this [Re: mikei] #7952655 08/28/20 02:21 AM
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Dale wanted to be stuffed and mounted.
But not in that order.

Re: Folks under 50 years of age may not get this [Re: mikei] #7952665 08/28/20 02:31 AM
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Thanks for sharing, I remember them all well.

Re: Folks under 50 years of age may not get this [Re: mikei] #7952681 08/28/20 02:41 AM
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I'm pretty sure this happened 9 or 10 years ago.


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Re: Folks under 50 years of age may not get this [Re: mikei] #7952687 08/28/20 02:49 AM
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Branson location closed in 2009.

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Re: Folks under 50 years of age may not get this [Re: angus1956] #7952848 08/28/20 12:12 PM
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Originally Posted by angus1956
Thanks for sharing, I remember them all well.


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Re: Folks under 50 years of age may not get this [Re: Rustler] #7952860 08/28/20 12:35 PM
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Originally Posted by Rustler
Branson location closed in 2009.


11 years ago. Wow, word gets around fast, huh?

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Thanks for sharing, I remember them all well.


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Thanks for sharing, I remember them all well.


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Watched them all almost every Saturday, then went outside to play until dark.
I got my pilot licence while still in high school and 4 years later I bought a C-150. Name her "Songbird."
That was Sky Kings planes name.


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I was more into Combat and Rat Patrol... and The Man from U.N.C.L.E.

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Re: Folks under 50 years of age may not get this [Re: mikei] #7953192 08/28/20 05:34 PM
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Growing up, my Dad got us a German Sheppard. I named him Bullet, after Roy's dog. Best dog ever...

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Yep, all of them. Sorry too.


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His last movie, 'Macintosh and T. J., was filmed on and around the "Pitchfork" ranch in Dickens county. There's a half dugout cowboy shack on the John Bell pasture where he stayed. I've been there many times. Lots of history on that ranch.


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Mom and Dad took us to see RR and Trigger in the 60s at the Sam Houston Coliseum in downtown Houston. It is sad to see things pass.

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1 year ago i would have liked to buy the bats. Now, id use them for firewood

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