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Children's coloring book with Roy Rogers and Dale Evans featured on the front cover. Coloring book contains numerous pages featuring images of Roy and Dale conducting farm work. It was published by the Whitman Publishing Company in 1954 at the height of popularity of the "Roy Rogers Show." The show started in 1942 on radio before moving to television in 1951. The television show ended in 1957. The television show featured singer and actor "King of the Cowboys" Roy Rogers and his wife "Queen of the West" Dale Evans, as well his horse Trigger and dog Bullet. The show's theme song "Happy Trails" was written by Evans. Merchandising for the television show was targeted toward children. This coloring book was owned by Mildred Pray from Abilene, Kansas.
Creator: Whitman Publishing Company
Item Number: 222038
KSHS Identifier: 1998.68.23
Business and Industry - Media/Communications - Television
Business and Industry - Occupations/Professions - Actors
Collections - Museum
Date - 1950s - 1954
Home and Family - Daily life - Leisure - Play
Objects and Artifacts - Tools & Equipment for Materials - Painting - Book, Coloring
Places - Cities and towns - Abilene
Places - Counties - Dickinson
Type of Material - Objects and Artifacts