BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts has a state fish, a state doughnut and a state fossil.

So why not a state cowboy?

Sen. Susan Fargo has filed legislation to name 82-year-old TV personality Rex Trailer as the state’s official cowboy.

The Lincoln Democrat tells The Sun of Lowell she doesn’t just want to honor Trailer, but also the causes he has supported throughout the years.

Trailer from the 1950s until the mid-1970s dressed up as a cowboy as host of the popular children’s television show “Boomtown,” which often included children with disabilities in its studio audience.

Trailer, who still owns a television studio and teaches on-camera performance, says he did not ask for the honor but is flattered by the gesture and hopes it will draw attention to the causes he has always supported.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

Comments (5)
  1. Sammied says:

    We all the problems facing us, education, unemployment, etc. It is nice to know that at least one elected official really sees the important things this state needs. (She has too much time on her hands.)

  2. Lori Snyder Noble says:

    apparently … the senator does not have enough to do …………..

  3. Lori Snyder Noble says:

    Apparently … the senator does not have enough to do!!!

  4. CEO says:

    Can somebody snap Susan Fargo out of her coma? Please tell the moronic Senator that we need jobs, an end to home foreclosures, a cut in taxes and spending, and a representative in the State House THAT IS ACTUALLY IN TOUCH WITH THE WORLD AROUND HER!!!!!

    Don’t get me wrong, I think Rex Trailer is a great guy. But let’s get our priorities straight, Susan.

  5. Alfred Laverty says:

    I had the pleasure of meeting Rex Trailer, October 15,1966,at the Worcester Memorial auditorium with THE THREE STOOGES,he was gracious enough to give me his autograph,I was in my freshman year of high school that year! our Representatives have the time to raise our taxes,they can salute,Rex Trailer!

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