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Houston, TX, United States
DoneWed, Oct 29, 2008 10:30 PM GMT

Lewis & Maese Auction October 29, 2008

Featuring the estate of the late Ruth Rogers. RUTH SHAHAN ROGERS WAS BORN IN BRONSON, TEXAS IN 1917. HER FATHER WAS THE HEAD OF THE KIRBY LUMBER COMPANY LOGGING TRANSPORTATION DEPARTMENT. IT WAS IN BEAUMONT, WHERE SHE MET AND MARRIED NATE ROGERS, THE FOUNDER OF TEXAS STATE OPTICAL. IN THE EARLY YEARS OF THEIR MARRIAGE THEY TRAVELED EXTENSIVELY BUT THEY WERE ESPECIALLY ENAMORED WITH NEW ORLEANS AND THE ANTIQUE STORES ON ROYAL IN THE FRENCH QUARTER. IN 1954, THEY FOUNDED THE SPENCER TELEFILM PRODUCTION COMPANY AND THIS BROUGHT MORE COLLECTING FROM THE WEST COAST. THE 1960'S WAS A TIME OF MORE DEVELOPMENT WITH THE BUILDING OF CAESAR'S PALACE IN LAS VEGAS. HER LIFE AND HOMES SHOWED THE ECLECTIC AND VIBRANT AREAS THAT REFLECTED HER LOVE OF COLLECTING AND TRAVEL.