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Will Rogers State Historic Park

The Will Rogers State Historic Park is located in Los Angeles, at the site of the former home and ranch of Will Rogers. During the 1930's, Rogers was the highest paid actor in Hollywood. He got his start in Vaudeville with rope tricks and worked as a radio personality, movie star, philosopher and columnist throughout his career. Rogers bought his initial parcel of land before he struck it big in Hollywood, but by the end of his life owned more than 180 acres that overlooked the ocean in California. When Rogers died in a plane crash in 1935, his ranch features his 31-room home, corrals, a stable, a golf course, hiking trails, a polo field and a roping arena. The ranch stayed in the family until 1944 when Rogers' wife died and the ranch and land became the property of California. Today, visitors to the area can tour the ranch Thursday, Friday, Saturday or Sunday. The Will Rogers Polo Club is an active part of the ranch and plays every weekend from April through October. The ranch also offers horseback riding lessons and visitors are encouraged to bring their horses to the ranch and enjoy the roping arena and the trails.

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