Trigger, Roy Rogers’ famous horse was sold on July 14th…to a cable company, in Omaha, Nebraska! His final sale price was…$266,500!
Trigger Is Sold
In a secondary article, a little more is explained, with the company revealing that they hope to open a museum one day. They also had the winning bid for Bullet, Roy Rogers’ dog.
Bullet Sold Too
Poor ol’ Buttermilk, the horse of Rogers’ wife, Dale Evans, only reached $25,000. Less than a tenth Trigger’s price. No information about Buttermilk’s new owner has been released.
With 1,000 items going under the hammer, that’s the end of The Roy Rogers and Dale Evans Museum. Everything is now dispersed – forever. It’s the end of an era…but at least Trigger and Bullet get to share the same new home.
5 responses to “Trigger is SOLD :(”
A cable company? At least he won’t be placed on display in someone’s garden.
I know! I thought the same thing…a cable company? Well, at least they have plans for a museum. That’s good to know. Still sad though 😦
Yes it’s like breaking up a family. I wonder if the spirit of Buttermilk will haunt the new owners. :))
“RFD-TV owner Patrick Gottsch said the Omaha, Neb.-based network will begin airing old Roy Rogers movies on Saturdays starting November 6. The movie cowboy’s son, Roy Jr., will introduce each film, as Trigger and Bullet stand in the background.”
Read more: http://www.sanluisobispo.com/2010/07/15/1217041/roy-rogers-dog-bullet-fetches.html#ixzz0trvsVn7Z
Well, it does seem they’ve gone to the right place after all. That’s good to know. Thanks, Paul.