The sprawling building housing the financially troubled Roy Rogers-Dale Evans Museum in the Mojave Desert town of Victorville is for sale.
The 33,000-square-foot structure on 50 acres beside Interstate 15 displays a collection paying homage to the "King of the Cowboys" and the "Queen of the West," who starred together in more than 30 motion pictures and two television series. He died in 1998 and she died last year.
The couple's son, Roy "Dusty" Rogers Jr., said Friday that the sale would not include the approximately 100,000 items stored or displayed at the museum, including Rogers' stuffed and mounted horse, Trigger, and his dog, Bullet.
"It's the building and the property that are for sale," Rogers said. "The [collection] will never be for sale."
Several important pieces of the collection, however, have already been sold.
Roy Roger's gold-, silver- and ruby-studded saddle and matching chaps and spurs were auctioned off for $670,000 in January to satisfy the family's estate tax bill of more than $1 million.