The Lone Ranger

1930s-50s radio series where the character began
from archive.org

The Lone Ranger is a fictional masked former Texas Ranger who fought outlaws in the American Old West with his Native American friend, Tonto. The character has been called an enduring icon of American culture.

He first appeared in 1933 in a radio show conceived either by WXYZ (Detroit) radio station owner George W. Trendle, or by Fran Striker, the show's writer. The radio series proved to be a hit and spawned a series of books (largely written by Striker), an equally popular television show that ran from 1949 to 1957, comic books, and several movies. The title character was played on the radio show by Earle Graser for some 13,000 episodes but three others preceded him, according to The New York Times: "a man named Deeds, who lasted only a few weeks; a George Stenius [actually George Seaton according to the Los Angeles Times] and then Brace Beemer; the latter became the narrator of the program.

  1. A Nephew Found (5Mb)
  2. Murder's Pay-Off (5Mb)
  3. Murder Will Out (4.9Mb)
  4. Mountian Trap (5Mb)
  5. Betty's in Troube (5Mb)
  6. Skull Mountain (4.9Mb)
  7. The Bullet Brigade (4.9Mb)
  8. Showdown (5.1Mb)
  9. Wagons Westward (5.1Mb)
  10. Live Wire (5Mb)
  11. Masquerade (4.8Mb)
  12. Sheriff by Proxy (5.1Mb)
  13. Trails End (5Mb)
  14. Honor Parole (4.8Mb)
  15. Red Uprising (5Mb)
  16. The Gang in Forbidden Plain (5.1Mb)
  17. Six-Gun Smoke (4.8Mb)
  18. Self Defense (5Mb)
  19. Bandits at Bay (5Mb)
  20. The Coward (4.9Mb)
  21. Stampede (5.1Mb)
  22. Double Trouble (5Mb)
  23. Thunder God (4.9Mb)
  24. Death and Tax (5.1Mb)
  25. Nesters Gold (4.9Mb)
  26. The Fat Man (5.1Mb)
  27. The Double Cross (5Mb)
  28. Placerville Posse (4.9Mb)
  29. Golden Rule and The Salt War (5.1Mb)
  30. Dan Rides Hard (5.1Mb)
  31. Manpower vs Steam (4.9Mb)
  32. Wagons Roll West (5.1Mb)
  33. The Trumpet Blows (5Mb)
  34. On the Two Front Wheels (4.9Mb)
  35. West of Clayton (5Mb)
  36. Aztec Mystery (5.1Mb)
  37. Temple of the Sun (4.9Mb)
  38. Murder Blooms At Night (5.1Mb)
  39. Dan Goes to Jail (5Mb)
  40. Dan's Horse (4.9Mb)
  41. Death Comes to El Mundo (5Mb)
  42. Branded for Murder (5.1Mb)
  43. The Masked Killer (4.9Mb)
  44. Stage to Sutter's Mill (5.1Mb)
  45. The Sheriffs Son (5.1Mb)
  46. Renegade Indians (4.9Mb)
  47. Elkhorn Flats (5.1Mb)
  48. Death Warrant (5.1Mb)
  49. Without Proof (4.8Mb)
  50. The Train Wreck (5.1Mb)
  51. Twenty-Seven-Seven Minutes To Death (5.1Mb)
  52. Gideon West (4.9Mb)
  53. A White Pearl Button (5.1Mb)
  54. The Cactus Kid (5.1Mb)
  55. Run, Sheep, Run (4.8Mb)
  56. Jerico (5.4Mb)
  57. Rawhide or Rhubarb (5.1Mb)
  58. Death on Four Wheels (4.9Mb)
  59. Gold and Galenda (5.1Mb)
  60. Mixed Brands (5.1Mb)
  61. Coldwater Bridge (4.8Mb)
  62. The Ring (5.1Mb)
  63. Gunpowder (5.1Mb)
  64. We Live By Bullets (4.9Mb)
  65. Sundown in Sego City (5.1Mb)
  66. Missouri Queen (5.1Mb)
  67. Fools Gold (4.9Mb)
  68. Faith at Foxhead (5.1Mb)
  69. The Hammerhead (5.1Mb)
  70. The Leather Popper (4.9Mb)
  71. The Two-Gun Marshall (5.1Mb)
  72. Skeleton Canyon (5.1Mb)
  73. Jailbird's Return (4.9Mb)
  74. Border Patrol (5.1Mb)
  75. The Truth and General Taylor (5.1Mb)
  76. Sam Holiday (5Mb)
  77. The Masked Man's Teacher (5.1Mb)
  78. Mariposa Gold Rush (5.1Mb)
  79. Bad Man's Revenge (4.9Mb)
  80. Tinker's Dam (5.1Mb)
  81. Mousetrap Strategy (5.1Mb)
  82. Bad Man's Bluff (4.9Mb)
  83. Padre Pat (5.1Mb)
  84. Hunt for Wildcat (5.1Mb)
  85. Dead Man's Double (4.9Mb)
  86. Kid Kirby's Promise (5.1Mb)
  87. The Little Guy (5.1Mb)
  88. Law Without Proof (4.9Mb)
  89. Johnny Heber (5.1Mb)
  90. Cottonwood Jail Delivery (5.1Mb)

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