One of my favorite cowboy heroes was the “Lone Ranger.” Clayton Moore was the actor who portrayed him. He was one of the few actors that promoted the good qualities of the character we watched on TV. His side kick was “Tonto,” portrayed by Jay Silverheels.
I’m sure that I never missed an episode.
There was a second “Lone Ranger.” His name was John Hart and he portrayed the character for only one season. That was in 1952 and ran 52 episodes.
The “voice” of the Lone Ranger was Brace Beemer. He was on the radio from 1941 through 1954.
Introducing each episode of the Lone Ranger was the voice of Fred Foy.
"A fiery horse with the speed of light, a cloud of dust and a hearty "Hi Yo Silver!"
The Lone Ranger. "Hi Yo Silver, away!"
With his faithful Indian companion Tonto, the daring and resourceful masked rider of the plains, led the fight for law and order in the early west. Return with us now to those thrilling days of yesteryear. The Lone Ranger rides again!"
Jay Thomas told a wonderful story about the Lone Ranger. Please take a moment to watch it here.
Thank you to all of those who brought to life a hero for us to grow up with.