Saturday, October 30, 2010

Will Rogers State Historic Park

This old car probably hasn't moved in 65 years

Debbie's dad was in town this past week and we did some sightseeing while he was here. First stop was Will Rogers State Historic Park. An actor/cowboy/radio personality/newspaper columnist from the '20s and '30s, Will Rogers built a ranch in Santa Monica overlooking the ocean, with 31 rooms, a golf course, stable and polo field. The ranch is pretty much as it was when his wife died in 1944 (Will Rogers died in a plane crash in 1935), including the car above. We took the guided tour of the ranch house, which was quite interesting. While I couldn't get up the stairs to see some of the rooms, the wheelchair ramp to get in is at a back entrance so we got to see rooms that most people don't get to, like the kitchen and butler's quarters.


  1. Did you see Buck or Roy while you were there ;)

  2. Is that a vintage toaster truck?

  3. I have a sawsall!!! We can fix it!! Modify to hand controls!!Take it to the track and let Tre'V lap that baby!!!