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Will Rogers met a violent and untimely death in Point Barrow, Alaska in 1935 at a time when he was considered, "The Most Beloved Man in America." At a time when the American public was mourning this tragic loss, every imaginable obscure piece of memorabilia even remotely connected to Will Rogers was gathered up and enshrined in public displays, such as the Will Rogers Memorial in Clarence, Oklahoma. These particular riding pants were discovered by the consignor while going through materials in his grandmother’s estate. The pants were found in an undisturbed, sealed shipping box amongst the belongings of a great uncle who served as a Captain in the Oklahoma National Guard. These pants were purportedly worn by the vaudeville superstar and epical political writer Will Rogers in the notorious "O.M.A. Polo Game" held on the grounds of the Oklahoma Military Academy on the afternoon of Saturday, September 26, 1931. The condition of the pants is outstanding and the consignor has done thorough research to authentic the item, all of the research is neatly bound in a spiral book, as well as on 2 separate DVDs, all of which is included with the lot.
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