Monday, February 27, 2012

A Trip to Will Rogers State Park

A few weeks ago, my grandparents took my siblings and I to Will Rogers State Park.  Will Rogers was born in 1879 in the Cherokee Nation family in Indian Territory.  Rogers was American and was famous for being a cowboy, performer, writer, and most of all actor. He was one of the world's best-known celebrities in the 1920s and 1930s.  Rogers traveled the world 3 times, and during that time he made 71 movies.  Will Roger died in 1935 in an airplane crash.  

Will Rogers House
Roger built a ranch with a 31-room ranch house, 11 baths, and seven fireplaces,  This house is surrounded by a stable, corrals, riding ring, roping arena, golf course, polo field and riding and hiking trails.  Roger's house and all of the other spectacle things he had are still open to the public.  

We did many different activities and saw many sights on our visit to Will Rogers State Park.  Some of the things we did are,  look at horses and give them water,  see Roger's house, and hike on the trail. First, we went to see Roger's house.  Will Roger's house is a light yellow color and next to it is a well where he pumped water from.  

Horses are so cute!
Next, we went to visit the horses.  They were so cute and adorable!  Some horses were white, yellow, brown, black, and spotted. The photos are of my favorite ones.  Since the horses were out of water and there were no rangers around, my grandpa took the hose and poured them some water into their gigantic buckets.  I wish I had a horse that I could ride.  
Ahh such adorable ponies!

My sister and I
We then had lunch and went on the trail to hike.  It was a very rocky, steep, and exhausting hike.  We went up many hills and then I asked my grandpa for some water, and he forgot it in the car.  Silly Grandpa!  The best part about the hike in Will Rogers State Park is the view of the whole city that you see at a certain point.  The view is breathtaking! We hiked up to a wooden and steel bridge connecting two cliffs. Below is a picture of my  mom on that same bridge when she was little. We had a fabulous day and we couldn't wait to tell our parents about the day. 
Amazing view!

When my mom was little, she went to Will Rogers State with my grandma, grandpa, and aunt.  They went to this park many times and did the same things that we did like hike and spend time with the horses.  These photos were taken in 1989 when my mom was 12 and my aunt Elana was 3. 


My mom, my aunt and grandma in front of Will Rogers' house


My mom at the same bridge that we hiked to.

Have you ever been to a beautiful State Park?


  1. Dear Miriam,

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  2. Dear Miriam,
    Beautiful post, I love your pictures, especially where I am young and look good with your mom and aunt Elana.
    This park is one of my favorite parks, we spent a lot of time there hiking and having a good time. Your post brought a lot of good memories.
    We should visit again this park and may be Will Rogers house will be open so you can visit inside the house.
    Love you,
    Grandma Tanya and Grandpa Eugene

  3. Hi Miriam,

    I loved seeing the old photographs of me and your mom at Will Rogers when we were little! What great memories! My favorite part of going to Will Rogers when I was younger was feeding hay to the horses, picnicking on the big, green lawn, and watching the polo players practicing. I hear that the park no longer allows people to do this. Is that true?


    Aunt Elana


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