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The Lone Ranger Old Time Radio Show

The Lone Ranger Old Time Radio Show CD Set - St. Clare Audio

The Origin of The Lone Ranger

The Lone Ranger Old Time Radio Show CD Set - St. Clare AudioThe Lone Ranger received his title because he was the only survivor of a group of six Texas Rangers. A posse of six members of the Texas Ranger Division pursuing a band of outlaws led by Bartholomew “Butch” Cavendish is betrayed by a civilian guide named Collins and is ambushed in a canyon named Bryant’s Gap. Later, an Indian named Tonto stumbles onto the scene and discovers one ranger is barely alive, and he nurses the man back to health. Tonto recognizes the lone survivor as the man who saved his life when they were both children. Among the Rangers killed was the survivor’s older brother, Daniel Reid, who was a captain in the Texas Rangers and the leader of the ambushed group. To conceal his identity and honor his fallen brother, Reid fashions a black domino mask from the material of his brother’s vest. To aid The Lone Ranger in the deception, Tonto digs a sixth grave and places at its head a cross bearing Reid’s name so that Butch Cavendish and his gang would believe that all of the six Texas Rangers had been killed. The Lone Ranger and Tonto continue fighting for justice long after the Cavendish gang is captured. Continue reading The Lone Ranger Old Time Radio Show