Oh Wilbur! Tahlequah, Oklahoma is the Final Resting Place for Famous Talking Horse
Arguably the world's most famous talking horse, Mr. Ed was a palomino with the ability to talk to his owner Wilbur Post. The Mr. Ed show ran from 1961 to 1966 and was one of the first TV shows to first premier in syndication and be later picked up by a prime-time network. Tahlequah locals have rumored that Mr. Ed was laid to rest in Cherokee County, but an article from NPR station KGOU from 2019 suggests that the horse grave outside of Tahlequah actually belongs to a Mr. Ed body double, Pumpkin, who died in 1979.
Mr. Ed Memorial
In the year 1990, a group of roughly two-hundred individuals showed up to memorialize famous talking horse Mr. Ed with a 6-foot tall granite headstone. The headstone is located just north of Tahlequah on Highway 82 and resides on private property, but landowners are understanding that visitors want to pay a visit to the iconic headstone.
When we toured the grave site in 2020, the grass was mowed and the stone was well maintained.
âThe gravestone reads:
This monument was dedicated to the loving memory of Mr. Ed on Sunday August, 26 1990. It is the result of a heartfelt fundraising effort by the people of Northeastern Oklahoma and radio station Z104.5 The Edge.
When you are planning to visit Tahlequah, be sure and stop by the gravestone of Mr. Ed but remember that his gravestone rests on private property so ask for permission, if you can, before walking through the landowner's yard.
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Tahlequah, OK 74464