Walking in Roy's footsteps

November 1, 2011

Local residents give insight to Roy's daily life around the Victor Valley

By Rene De La Cruz
APPLE VALLEY REVIEW

As we near the Centennial Celebration of Roy Rogers’ birthday, a group of Apple Valley residents shared their memories of the places where Rogers left his footprints.

“I’ve been to a lot of places and when I tell them I’m from Apple Valley, people always bring up Roy Rogers,” said community leader Bob Tinsley. “Roy put Apple Valley on the map.”

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Roy Rogers' enduring legacy: Other voices

November 1, 2011

"Roy Rogers represented an America that we all wanted to emulate – trustworthy, friendly and brave – a man who cared about his friends and neighbors and did his best to help them. He brought his reputation to the Victor Valley, and helped the world know that we shared his belief in the goodness of America and the value of respecting everyone for who they are."
— Congressman Jerry Lewis

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When cowboys were king

November 1, 2011

The widow of Gene Autry remembers Roy Rogers, Dale Evans

Note: Without Gene Autry, “the Singing Cowboy,” Roy Rogers might never have become a star. The Apple Valley Review spoke with Jackie Autry about movies and two American legends.

Q: What were Gene's thoughts of Roy and Dale Evans?
A: Gene respected Roy and Dale and considered them good friends. It was a friendship that lasted from the time they met throughout their lives.

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A proud son remembers Apple Valley

November 1, 2011

By Roy “Dusty” Rogers Jr.
SPECIAL TO THE APPLE VALLEY REVIEW

My very first visit to Apple Valley was in the ’50s. I was a young boy traveling with my father, Roy Rogers, to Big Bear, where he was filming “The Roy Rogers Show” for television. We would stop at the Apple Valley Inn for a grilled cheese and a Coke — that is, if I wasn’t car sick from riding the asphalt waves of Palmdale Road.

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Remembering Roy: Delivering Roy’s paper

November 1, 2011

I was in the eighth grade and new to the area around 1983. Out of just pure luck I landed one of the best Daily Press paper routes in the High Desert. The boy I replaced told me I had Roy Rogers and Dale Evans were on my route. During my training phase, that lasted about two days, he told me as much history as he could about Roy and his living legacy.
Because I was young and really just interested in making money I ignored much of what he said. That was until I met Roy Rogers for the first time.

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Around Town: Another plug for the plug

November 1, 2011

Let’s all go out, link hands, sing a chorus or two of “Happy Trails to You” and help give that old plug Trigger a home this Saturday. Son Dusty and his band The High Riders will be a singing and a whooping it up at Civic Center Park on Saturday for Roy Rogers’ 100th birthday celebration. We need to keep alive that link to Apple Valley’s past with Roy and Dale. That family-oriented western work ethic is what the town built its image upon.

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