Saturday, July 10, 2010

Trigger for Sale

Roy Rogers' horse, Trigger, will be auctioned off at Christie's next week, along with other Roy Rogers memorabilia. Since his death in 1965, Trigger has been on display at the Roy Rogers and Dale Evans Museum in Branson, Missouri. Due to sagging attendance, the museum closed its doors at the end of 2009.

Somehow I think this is just wrong. Has anybody asked the Smithsonian if the want it? They have Julia Childs' kitchen and surely Trigger is just as important an icon of the age.

It's also a little sad.

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