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.
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