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Roy Rogers Honored in the 2012 Tournament of Roses Parade®

The King of the Cowboys has 5 Tiles in the Studio City Walk of Fame

On Monday, Jan. 2, RFD-TV is honoring the “King of the Cowboys” with a spectacular 75-foot float titled “Happy Trails” in the 2012 Tournament of Roses Parade® in celebration of what would have been Roy Rogers’ 100th birthday. The real Trigger and Bullet, Roy’s faithful companions, will actually be on the float underneath the Roy Rogers Riders Club arch-gate.

Visit Trigger and Bullet before or after the parade and get your free photo taken with Roys' favorite companions, donations are accepted with all proceeds going to horse sanctuaries and dog shelters across the country. By making a donation you will receive a free commemorative Trigger and Bullet Rose Parade lapel pin.  

In addition, 100 Golden Palominos with riders will symbolically lead the RFD-TV float down the Pasadena parade route, with Roy’s son Dusty and grandson and Dustin Rogers, singing “Happy Trails” to the millions of people gathered around the world for this New Year’s tradition.

Happy trails to you, until we meet again.
Happy trails to you, keep smilin' until then.
Who cares about the clouds when we're together?
Just sing a song and bring the sunny weather.
Happy trails to you, 'till we meet again.

Some trails are happy ones,
Others are blue.
It's the way you ride the trail that counts,
Here's a happy one for you.

Happy trails to you, until we meet again.
Happy trails to you, keep smilin' until then.
Who cares about the clouds when we're together?
Just sing a song and bring the sunny weather.

Happy trails to you, 'till we meet again.

Float Description:
“Happy Trails” honors the “King of the Cowboys” in spectacular fashion. Focused around a 35-foot tall classic image of the singing cowboy, Roy’s name is inscribed across a lucky silver horseshoe mirrored by pearl handled dual six-shooters flanked by American flags. The entrance to the Rogers floral ranch is guarded by Trigger, the Golden Palomino, and Bullet, the Wonder Dog. With permission from the Tournament of Roses Parade, the faithful duo are the actual preserved remains, and not organically decorated duplicates.  Floragraphs feature classic scenes of Roy and his dedicated companions.

Trigger & Bullet Rescue Pet Adoption Program
RFD-TV launched the Trigger & Bullet Rescue, a pet adoption program, inspired by Trigger and Bullet. You can take part by adopting a horse or dog and naming them “Trigger” or “Bullet”. Then send RFD-TV a copy of the adoption papers and a photo to receive a commemorative Trigger & Bullet pin and free membership to the Roy Rogers Riders Club!

Approximately 5 to 7 million companion animals (dogs, cats & horses) enter animal shelters nationwide every year. Roy Rogers, along with Trigger and Bullet, fought injustice, now it’s your chance to fight for abandoned animals, in their honor.

To learn more about the Trigger & Bullet Rescue Pet Adoption Program, please visit the RFD-TV website.

The Studio City Walk of Fame
The Studio City Walk of Fame has 5 tiles for films starring Roy Rogers including:

Tile #14
San Fernando Valley


Tile #154
Shine on Harvest Moon


Tile #206
Red River Valley


Tile #210
Don't Fence Me In


Tile #211
My Pal Trigger

All of these films were released byRepublic Pictures.

For more information, please visit the SCIA website Walk of Fame pages.

Diann Franks January 01, 2012 at 03:39 PM
Roy Rogers is my Hero
Diann Franks January 01, 2012 at 03:40 PM
Roy Rogers is an all-American
Mike Szymanski January 01, 2012 at 05:33 PM
Roy Rogers was a Studio City staple in the day... always frequenting the local establishments, always greeting fans with a smile... check out this amazing column by Rita Runyon detailing all the info (and photos) about the movies and TV shows shot locally.
Kathy Tinker January 02, 2012 at 10:55 PM
I got to see Roy at grand opening of a ROY ROGERS, restaurant in Moon township near Pittsburgh Pa back in 1986 I never thought Id ever see him outhere in western Pa, it was cool. He answer ed questions, & I got a button with he & Trigger for the most original question that day. My sister & I were also able to have are pictures taken with Dusty Rogers. It was a great day.
Leah January 04, 2012 at 12:28 AM
Roy and Dale were personal friends of my parents. They were such amazing, down to earth, good people, not affected at all by stardom...and yes, Roy was always in his cowboy boots!!

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