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Roy Rogers and Trigger

Roy Rogers and Trigger Entertainment Button Museum
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Roy Rogers was an actor known as “the singing cowboy”. He was born Leonard Franklin Slye and lived from 1911-1998.  He was in over 100 movies and had television show from 1951-1959. Rogers appeared with his wife Dale Evans, his Palomino horse Trigger, and his dog, a German shepherd named Bullet. His most famous song, Happy Trails to You, was the theme song of his television show. He often played and sang with Sons of the Pioneers. Later in life he gave permission for his name to be used in the Roy Rogers restaurant chain. There are numerous museums dedicated to his life and music.

Trigger was a Palomino horse owned by Roy Rogers. Trigger was in over 100 films with Rogers. He was on the Roy Rogers television show, and did personal appearances. It was not unusual to see Trigger being led up 3-4 flights of stairs in hospitals to visit sick children. Trigger lived to be 30 years old and after his death, he was stuffed and put on display at the Roy Rogers museum.

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