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Loan services at the Marshall-Lyon County Library

July 3, 2013
By Ted Rowe , Marshall Independent

All I know is what I read in the papers," was the famous opening line for Will Rogers in his vaudeville act in the 1920s and 1930s. After that opening line he proceeded to comment on news stories with great wit and humor. On one of our family vacation trips to Colorado, we visited the Will Rogers Shrine (Tower) on Cheyenne Mountain overlooking Colorado Springs. Philanthropist Spencer Penrose had erected the tower in 1937, but was persuaded not to name it after himself, so he decided to dedicate it to his humorist friend Will Rogers who had died two years earlier (1935) in a plane crash flying with Wiley Post.

 
 

 

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