Stuffed Trigger to be auctioned

BRANSON, Mo. | Trigger, the palomino that carried cowboy movie star Roy Rogers, will be on the auction block later this month.

Trigger, who was stuffed after his death in 1965, will be auctioned off with other Roy Rogers memorabilia at Christie’s in New York. The Christie’s website says the auction is scheduled for July 14-15, and that Trigger is expected to bring in about $100,000 to $200,000.

The Springfield News-Leader reports that the Rogers family decided last year to close the Roy Rogers and Dale Evans Museum that had been in Branson for about six years.

Other items included in the auction are paintings, household furnishings and tools.