Louis World's Fair, and then began to try his roping skills on the vaudeville circuits.
On a trip to New York City, Rogers was at Madison Square Garden when a wild steer broke out of the arena and began to climb into the viewing stands.
The personality clash increased after his mother's death, and young Will went from one venture to another with little success.
Only after Will won acclaim in vaudeville did the rift begin to heal, but Clement's death in 1911 precluded a full reconciliation.
Rogers County, Oklahoma, is named in honor of Clement Rogers. Clement Rogers achieved financial success as a rancher and used his influence to help soften the negative effects of white acculturation on the tribe.
I am a Democrat." Another widely quoted Will Rogers comment was "I don't make jokes.They arrived in Argentina in May 1902, and spent five months trying to make it as ranch owners in the Pampas.Rogers and his partner lost all their money, and in his words, "I was ashamed to send home for more," so the two friends separated and Rogers sailed for South Africa.Will Rogers attended school at the Willow Hassel School at Neosho, Missouri, and Kemper Military School at Booneville, Missouri.
He was a good student and an avid reader of The New York Times, but he dropped out of school after the 10th grade.His father, Clement, was a leader within Cherokee society.