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Cherokee Nation to buy ranch where Will Rogers was born


November 6, 2020

OOLAGAH, Okla. (AP) — The Cherokee Nation has agreed to buy the ranch where Will Rogers was born from the Oklahoma Historical Society.

The Cherokee Nation signed a purchase agreement Wednesday and promised to make needed repairs, restorations and preservation efforts immediately. The society has operated the Will Rogers Birthplace Ranch as a museum, but has been short on funds in recent years.

"It's a special place for the Cherokee Nation and for the state of Oklahoma," Principal Chief Chuck Hoskin Jr. said. "But we can make it even more special."

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