Will Rogers Memorial Center - Fort Worth, Texas
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member txoilgas
N 32° 44.793 W 097° 21.980
14S E 653054 N 3624370
Quick Description: Will Rogers Memorial Center is located in the heart of Fort Worth’s Cultural District. The Center includes Will Rogers Coliseum, Auditorium, Equestrian Center and Amon G. Carter Exhibits Building. Will Rogers Memorial Center covers 85 acres.
Location: Texas, United States
Date Posted: 1/28/2009 1:26:38 PM
Waymark Code: WM5P54
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Jake39
Views: 12

Long Description:
From Wikipedia we find the description of Will Rogers.

"William Penn Adair “Will” Rogers (November 4, 1879 – August 15, 1935) was a Cherokee-American cowboy, comedian, humorist, social commentator, vaudeville performer and actor. He was the father of U.S. Congressman and WWII Veteran Will Rogers, Jr.

Known as Oklahoma's favorite son, Rogers was born to a prominent Indian Territory family and learned to ride horses and use a lariat so well that he was listed in the Guinness Book of World Records for throwing three ropes at once—one around the neck of a horse, another around the horse's rider, and a third around all four legs of the horse. He ultimately traveled around the world three times, made 71 movies (50 silent films and 21 "talkies"), wrote more than 4,000 nationally-syndicated newspaper columns, and became a world-famous figure.

By the mid-1930s, Rogers was adored by the American people, and was the top-paid movie star in Hollywood at the time. Rogers died in 1935 while on an around-the-world trip with aviator Wiley Post, when their small airplane crashed near Barrow, Alaska Territory.

Year it was dedicated: 1936

Location of Coordinates: Front of building

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Type of place/structure you are waymarking: Building

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