"The King of the Cowboys"One of the most influential icons of American popular culture in the mid-20th century, Roy Rogers was born Leonard Franklin Sly on November 5, 1911 in Cincinnati. He moved to this farm at age 8 from Portsmouth and lived here with his family until the Great Depression. He went to California in 1930, working as a truck driver, fruit picker, and country musician before signing a movie contract with Republic Pictures in 1937. Immediately popular, the clean-cut singing cowboy appeared in more than 100 western films, often making six or more movies a year during the 1940s. With his nearly equally-famous horse Trigger and his wife and partner Dale Evans - "the Queen of the West" - he subsequently starred in more than 100 television episodes of the family-oriented Roy Rogers Show from 1951 to 1957. A perennial hero and "good guy," Rogers personified the mythical American cowboy who always fought fairly and lived by a strong moral code. He died in California on July 6, 1998.
|Series||This marker is part of the Ohio: Ohio Historical Society series|
|Placed By||Ohio Bicentennial Commission, The Longaberger Company, The Roy Rogers/Dale Evans Collectors Association, and The Ohio Historical Society|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Tuesday, October 7th, 2014 at 11:34am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17S E 320475 N 4305388|
|Decimal Degrees||38.87903333, -83.06961667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 52.742', W 83° 4.177'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 52' 44.52" N, 83° 4' 10.62" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 78 Sly Rd, Lucasville OH 45648, US|
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