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What happened to Roy Rogers stuffed horse Trigger? The hide was professionally stretched over a foam likeness of Trigger, and the resulting mount was put on display in the Roy Rogers-Dale Evans Museum when it opened in Apple Valley in 1967. The mount was later moved with the museum to Victorville, California, in 1976, and then to Branson, Missouri in 2003.
Where is stuffed Trigger now? After His Death, Trigger Was Stuffed and Mounted
He was put on display at the Roy Rogers and Dale Evans Museum in Apple Valley, California, after opening in 1967. Trigger was a very popular attraction at the museum, with people coming from all over to view the stunning palomino.
Who bought Roy Rogers stuffed Trigger? There were even some tears. The items were from the now-closed Roy Rogers and Dale Evans Museum in Branson, Mo. They fetched more than expected, including Rogers’ stuffed horse Trigger, which went for $266,500. It was bought by a cable company in Omaha, Neb.
What did Roy Rogers do with his horse Trigger? While Roy Rogers, Sr. Trigger was ridden by Rogers in every one of his motion pictures, finding his own fame in the process. After Trigger died at age 33, his hide was stretched over a plaster likeness and put on display, also reared on two legs, inside the museum. He was mounted, then, not stuffed.
NEW YORK — A Nebraska cable TV network ponied up $266,500 for Roy Rogers’ stuffed and mounted horse, Trigger, at an auction in New York City on Wednesday.
After Buttermilk died in 1972, his hide was stretched over a plaster likeness and put on display at the Roy Rogers and Dale Evans Museum in Victorville, California (the museum has since been relocated to Branson, Missouri).
Trigger is lot 38 among more than 300 items of Roy Rogers memorabilia. Trigger was born on , on a small ranch co-owned by Bing Crosby and was originally named Golden Cloud.
For many years a museum dedicated to memorabilia from Roy and Dale was located in Victorville, California. In 2003 it was moved to Branson, Missouri where it was thought that it would be more popular. Unfortunately, the museum closed in early 2010, and its contents were sold at auction.
The original Trigger is said to be a cross between a Walking Horse and a Thoroughbred, but in reality Trigger Jr. was a full-blooded Tennessee Walking Horse named Allen’s Gold Zephyr who was bred by C. O. Barker of Readyville, Tennessee.
Though Trigger remained a stallion his entire life, he was never bred and has no descendants.
Roy was an outstanding athlete performing many of his own stunts. He was also an excellent marksman. He once told a reporter that he owned 37 coon dogs when he married Dale in 1947.
The original Champion died in 1943, at the age of 17, from apparent heart attack while Gene was in the army. He was buried at Melody Ranch by Autry’s horse trainer John Agee, who had previously worked for 14 years for Tom Mix.
Born Leonard Franklin Slye, Rogers was raised on a farm in Duck Run, Ohio.
It was determined that the horse originally used by Dale Evans was too much a look alike to Roy Rogers’ horse Trigger and was replaced by one owned by Hollywood animal trainer Glenn Randall. Dale became attached to the gelding, purchased him thus ending a long search for the perfect horse.
Boyd’s portrayal of Hopalong—a “good guy” who wore a black hat but was a paragon of virtue — was the longestrunning characterization in Hollywood history. He rode the range on his horse, Topper, for a quarter of a century in movies and on television.
It was a TV icon manufactured from good old American steel and named Nellybelle, a 1946 Willys CJ-2A Jeep with some very innovative bodywork. It was in fact owned by Roy, but was driven in the show by his comic sidekick, Pat Brady (1914-1972).
Due to dwindling attendance and the death of Roy Rogers and Dale Evans, the museum was moved from Victorville, California to Branson, Missouri. It closed for good in December 2009. Trigger was later bought at auction by RFD-TV and is now on display in their headquarters in Omaha, Nebraska.
In 1953, Trigger won the P.A.T.S.Y. award (animal equivalent for the Oscar) for the Son of Paleface where he upstaged Bob Hope. He also won the 1958 Craven award. Trigger was such an integral part of Roy’s life both on and off the stage throughout the years.
His horse, Champion, and his sidekick, Smiley Burnette, usually starred with him. Aided by the popularity of his films, Autry had a string of hit recordings, including “Tumbling Tumbleweeds”(1935) and his signature song, “Back in the Saddle Again” (1939).
Roy Rogers’ “Trigger” Sold at Auction for $266,000.
But sadly we could never find Bullet’s owners. Like so many of our Katrina dogs, some owners got scattered across the country and some sadly died in the murky waters of the Southern state. Bullet is one of those dogs that desperately wants to be a family dog again.
Rogers purchased Trigger Jr. much later in his career. Trigger Jr. was born in 1941 and died 28 years later in 1969.
Dale Evans was born Frances Octavia Smith on . In 1954, however, when she requested a copy of her birth certificate to apply for a passport, she discovered that it listed her given name as Lucille Wood Smith and her birthdate as October 30.
Van-Springsteen worked as Evans’ stunt double in most of the Rogers-Evans movies and in about half of the duo’s television shows. At 80, Van-Springsteen has long since given up stunt work. But she and Evans, 86, have remained friends over the years.
Barry Curtis was born on in Los Angeles, California, USA as Barry Alan Curtis. He was an actor, known for The Adventures of Champion (1955), One Desire (1955) and Annette (1958). He died on in Hilo, Hawaii, USA.