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Trigger: 1949

Trigger: 1949

April, 1949. Trigger, the pal of Roy Rogers, gets immortalized at Grauman's Chinese Theater in Hollywood.

L-R Pat Butram, Dale Evans, Trigger, Roy Rogers, and far right (in cap) is my grandfather, Jean Klossner, who performed all the footprint ceremonies at the Chinese from 1927 through 1956. Our family has over 80 of the original photos in various albums. View full size.

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Wrong Pat

This is a great photo! However, the Pat in the picture was Pat Brady, not Pat Butram. He sang with the Sons of the Pioneers, was a decorated WW2 vet, and worked with Roy in the movies and his television show. Would love to see some of the other photos you mentioned. Thanks!

Ponoka

About 15 years later, when I was around 7, my brother and sister and I went alone on a train from Winnipeg to spend the summer with my grandmother in Ponoka, Alberta, where we saw Dale Evans and Roy Rogers in a parade, the most famous people I'd ever seen in all my years. They were on my lunch box and here I was seeing them in real life.

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