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Roy Rogers’ Trigger to Be Auctioned

Attention Roy Rogers fans (with deep pockets). The remains of Trigger, Rogers’ co-star in My Pal Trigger and other 1940s Republic Westerns, will be auctioned by Christie’s in New York City. The auction includes not only what’s left of Trigger but also a number of items from the now-defunct Roy Rogers and Dale Evans Museum in Branson, Missouri, according to an Associated Press report. (Dale Evans was Rogers’ wife and frequent co-star. In later years, Evans could be seen on Christian TV shows.) Trigger — who, of course, had no say on the matter — was preserved with taxidermy in 1965. The presale estimate for the dead horse ranges from $100,000 to $200,000. In this rough economy — or in any type of economy — animal-welfare charities would be thrilled to get that sort of money.

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