Will Rogers Riding Into the Sunset – Lancaster

Commissioned by Amon Carter, Sr., the statue of Will Rogers on his horse, Soapsuds, was completed in 1941- 42 by Electra Waggoner (Mrs. John Biggs). Facing west, the equestrian statue was unveiled by General Dwight D. Eisenhower on November 4, 194 7. On a low stone base, the statue graces the square in front of the Will Rogers Auditorium, Tower and Coliseum, and is on axis with the tower (3301 West Lancaster Avenue). An early photograph indicates that the statue was once set in an appropriate cactus garden setting.

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