The American Wild West has been a fascination to wanabe pioneers the world over. We’ve watched Roy Rogers gallop through the tumbleweeds on his horse, Trigger, for almost 80 years. His wife, Dale Evans, was an inspiration to girls and women everywhere as Queen of the West on her horse Buttermilk and we all had a warm place in our hearts for their German shepherd dog, Bullet, their constant and very clever companion.
Travelers to countries outside the U.S. have had the opportunity to see Roy dubbed in Italian, French and almost every other language both at movie theatres and on television. Roy and Dale were idols at our Saturday matinees; were in full color on our lunch boxes and when we played “cowboys and indians”, their names were likely stamped on our cap pistols.
On July 12th a rare opportunity will present itself for all those interested in the property and memorabilia of the iconic cowboys of yesteryear. The 67-acre Roy Rogers Double R Bar Ranch is coming up for auction! Roy worked on this ranch every day and some of his tools are still hanging in the barn. This ranch is set up as a horse training facility and is located in the high desert at an altitude conducive to workin... more
Roy bought this ranch to train racehorses. Trainers will enjoy the convenience of having a 15-stall stable with two stalls currently being used for tack. Most stalls contain automatic watering systems, lighting and feeders. There is also a ½ mile track with ground conditioning sprinklers and 10 pastures - one of which is approximately 8 acres and has crop irrigation in place. The paddocks are located on the si... more
There are two houses on the ranch and a bunkhouse. The main house was built in the 60’s and consists of 1,700sf with 3 bedrooms, 3 baths, formal living and dining areas, central heat and air and a courtyard wired for lighting for entertaining. The second house is 1,200sf and is currently being used as a museum. The museum houses many collectibles, some of which were purchased from the former Roy Rogers Museum ... more
Due to their huge popularity around the globe, hundreds of products were produced under their celebrity brand. The Roy Rogers brand is considered to be one of the best marketing successes in modern marketing history. Today there is even a restaurant franchise named Roy Rogers. Many of these collectible items will be auctioned. more
Collectors of Wild West celebrity memorabilia will be thrilled with the catalogued collection of small items such as toys, radios, work gloves and Double R Bar Ranch branded items. The Williams & Williams auction website has an online catalogue that is so much fun to go over item by item. There are small trucks, art, comic books and die cast metal toys - some with their own boxes - items that will strike the hear... more
Bidding will take place both on location and online, making it possible to take part from anywhere in the world with an Internet connection. This ranch is well equipped for anyone interested in private ranching, horse training, or gathering the clan. Regardless of how the new owner intends to use it, if they look out across the farm and squint their eyes just a little, . . .maybe they will get a glimpse from memory o... more