Friday, June 18, 2010

FLOGGING A DEAD HORSE

“On July 3, 1965 at the Rogers ranch in Hidden Valley, California, Trigger left this earth at the age of 30 (one day before he would turn 31), succumbing to old age. Reluctant to "put him in the ground," Roy was inspired by the animals on display in the Smithsonian. He decided to have Trigger mounted in his iconic rearing position on two legs and put on display at the Roy Rogers - Dale Evans Museum, then located in Victorville, California.”

But now the museum has decided to put Trigger up for auction. The dead horse is expected to fetch $100 thousand at Christies. (Click here for the catalogue entry)

Click here for Dead Weather singing Bob

Thanks to J-Walk for the heads up.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

I'd buy it, but where would I put it?

Peromyscus said...

You know, that's a pretty good pun. Also, I love the Dead Weather.

wv is farragon, which I assume is a farrago of tarragon.