Movie cowboy Roy Rogers, honored by the Western Hall of Fame for 50 years of corralling big-screen bad guys, says he has been lucky to have lived during the greatest era in American history.

Rogers, 76, received the Hall of Fame's President Reagan Award on Friday for his 50 years of work as a wholesome movie cowboy who provided a positive role model for the millions of children."I think I have probably lived in the best era in American history, from 1911 until now," he said. "We covered the horse and buggy days right up to landing a man on the moon."

He starred in 87 Western movies, 35 of them with his wife, Dale Evans, and many with his beloved Palomino horse Trigger. The couple also starred in their own television show.