By JOHN M. WYLIE II, Editor Organizers are building on last year’s huge success of holding the Will Rogers/Wiley Post Fly-In on the Saturday closest to anniversary of the airplane crash that killed both famed Oklahomans. This year’s event will be Saturday, Aug. 13, commemorating the Aug. 15, 1935 crash near Barrow, Alaska, and is [...]
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LAKEVIEWS By JOHN M. WYLIE II, EDITOR Last Thursday brought a mixture of nostalgia and excitement to Rogers County as preserving Will Rogers’ legacy was formally reassigned from an independent commission to the Oklahoma Historical Society. The reception that drew about 200 to the Will Rogers Memorial had some bittersweet moments but also offered bright [...]
By JOHN M. WYLIE II, Editor Copyright 2016 Oologah Lake Leader, LLC Will Rogers’ legacy has always been protected by blood family and a free-standing commission named by the governor. Now the Will Rogers Memorial Commission and the Oklahoma Historical Society are working on a merger plan designed to strengthen both bodies’ missions, including [...]