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The youngest of eight children, William Penn Adair Rogers was born on November 4, 1879 at Rogers Ranch in Oologah, Indian Territory (what is now Oklahoma). His parents, Clement Vann Rogers and Mary Schrimsher, were partly of Cherokee descent. While growing up on the family ranch, Will worked with cattle and learned to ride and lasso from a young age. He grew so talented with a rope, in fact, that he was placed in the Guiness Book of World Records for throwing three lassos at once. One went ar...
Author, humorist. From the description of Letters, 1914-1944. (Filson Historical Society, The). WorldCat record id: 49199652 Irvin S. Cobb (1876-1944) was an American author and humorist. He was best known for his humorous stories of Kentucky life, such as in his book Old Judge Priest . From the guide to the Irvin S. Cobb Letter, 1928, (Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries) Author, and humorist. From the descript...