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Honoring Will Rogers Will Rogers Memorial, Claremore, Oklahoma: No American has ever surpassed the star power Will Rogers attained in the 1920s and 1930s. A massive, Spanish-style museum reminiscent of presidential libraries honors the beloved actor/writer/philosopher who said, "I've never met a man I didn't like." A statue of Will on horseback guards the family grave and overlooks Claremore in the Tiawah Valley.