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Subject: Fwd: Happy Trails FOR US OLD PEOPLE!!!!!!:):)
there were pictures with this but i never could get them open


i am glad i got to see this stuff in branson before they closed it
RFD TV bought trigger and bullet. i seen where they said they were
going to start showing roys movies and maybe the old t v shows



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HAPPY TRAILS TO YOU!
The Roy Rogers Museum has closed its doors forever.
Here is a partial listing of some of the items that were sold at auction...
Roy 's 1964 Bonneville 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 Snyder 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 (est. 100-150 K)

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.)

A life size shooting gallery sold for $27,500.

Various chandeliers sold from $6,875 to $20,000. Very unique and artistic in their western style.

A signed photograph by Don Larsen taken during his perfect game in the world series against the Dodgers on Oct. 8, 1953, along with a signed baseball to Roy from Don, sold for $2,500

Two fabulous limited edition BB guns in their original boxes with numerous photos of Roy, Dale, Gabby, and Pat sold for $3,750.
A collection of memorabilia from his shows entertaining the troops in Vietnam sold for $938. I never knew he was there. His flight jacket sold for $7,500.




His set of dinner ware 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 sold for $116,500.




A fabulous painting of Roy , Dale, Pat, Buttermilk, Trigger, and Bullet sold for $10,625.

One of several sets of movie posters sold for $18,750.

A black and white photograph of Gene Autry with a touching inscription from Gene to Roy sold for $17,500.

A Republic Productions Poster bearing many autographs of the people that played in Roy 's movies sold for $11,875.

Dale's horse, Buttermilk (whose history is very interesting) sold below the presale estimate for $25,000. (est. 30-40 K)




Bullet 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 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 out did 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 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, The Lone Ranger and Tonto. Farewell to Sky King and Superman and Sgt. Friday. Thanks to Capt.. Kangaroo, Mr. Rogers and Capt. Noah and all those people whose lives touched ours, and made them better.




It was a great ride through childhood.


HAPPY TRAILS MY FRIENDS :):)


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Great that you took the time to list this information,and i agree with you,and i am glad i was raised in the 50s and seen these folks,GOOD LUCK RICH:bowtier:
 
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I saw all of Roys' stuff while it was at his museum in Victorville Calif. before Roy Jr. moved it all to Branson.
What a collection. I don't think he ever threw anything away. He had tons of stuff in there
 

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I was stationed at George Air Force Base (Victorville, california) in 1966-67. One night I was leaving the base in my 57 chevy and got on the main road, there was a huge Chrysler New Yorker ahead of me going way too slow. I noticed twin 6 guns on the trunk lid, I start to pass and see six guns for doorhandles! As I get along side I see large bull horns on the hood. I wondered what kind of a yahoo would drive a car like that...as I looked into the car I recognize Roy Rogers himself and Dale Evans as passenger. They both looked at me, smiled a huge smile and waved! They had been at the base visiting G.I.'s in the hospital. They were good people that lived an exemplary life. The world needs more people like that. Dave
 

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I am also happy to have grown up in the 50's. The days of Sky King, Roy Rogers, The lone Ranger and Buck Rogers . Back then all of our heros were good guys in white hats. Today you've got to be a gang banger, swear, cuss, and carry an illegal gun to get the attention of our youth.

Sorry to hear about the closing of the museum. "I guess it's just a sign of the times" . Geeez...... how I hate that sentiment.

Hey Roy this ones for you where ever you are, Thanks for the memories!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Zquk_DExKo&feature=related

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he was one of many i grew up with. those were good times. :tu
 

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ROY RODGERS

I Miss those days and brings tears to my eyes Reading about Roy Rodgers
Thanks for posting and bringing back the memories. Wished I had the BB guns
 

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Roy was always a hero of mine growing up. I used to watch his show on TV every saturday. If they showed the Lone Ranger or Gene, I'd get upset.

I recall when I was very young a RR show on saturday nights I believe it was?

A good friend I had when I was growing up had a Nelly Bell jeep pedal car. If I know his father, they still own it.

I still have the RR guitar I got a child.
 

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I was stationed at George Air Force Base (Victorville, california) in 1966-67. One night I was leaving the base in my 57 chevy and got on the main road, there was a huge Chrysler New Yorker ahead of me going way too slow. I noticed twin 6 guns on the trunk lid, I start to pass and see six guns for doorhandles! As I get along side I see large bull horns on the hood. I wondered what kind of a yahoo would drive a car like that...as I looked into the car I recognize Roy Rogers himself and Dale Evans as passenger. They both looked at me, smiled a huge smile and waved! They had been at the base visiting G.I.'s in the hospital. They were good people that lived an exemplary life. The world needs more people like that. Dave
Lived in Apple Valley at the time and used to see them all the time--great people. Sad to see Jr and Dusty and family leave Victorville-not enough gazillion cars on the way to Vegas would stop to visit the icon. Then Branson...:(
 

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Roy Rogers, King of the cowboys, like Elvis stood above the rest in his field. He created his own legend.
 

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Roy Rogers "King of the Cowboys" and Dale Evans his wife was "Queen of the Cowgirls".
Two legends that will live on forever in the hearts of young children who grew up watching them on television & in movies. Wonderful people.

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