Romance of the Ranchos

US historical drama
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This weekly 30 minute program, sponsored by the Title Insurance and Trust Company of Los Angeles, attempted to recreate the spirit and times of the ranchos and vaqueros in Southern Califorina, when the way of life was considerably different. Although hewing to a strict story line, the show neverless also was able to supply considerable descriptive color to the manner of life in those days. For example, the listerner may learn of the customs by which the master of the house is waited upon by his wife at all meals and that she and the rest of the family may not partake until the head of the rancho has finished. The commercials, too, proceeded along similar lines, recollecting that in the period being dramatized there were but a few parcels of land and those were of tremendous size, owned by wealthy individuals. Now there are over 2,000,000 seperate parcels of land in Los Angeles County alone. The program was well written and the historical material adds nicely to the flavor.

Produced by Cliff Howard
Written by Les Farber
Cast Included Jerry Farber, Ann Whitfield, Nestor Palva, Lou Krugman, Marian Wilkins, Gail Bonney, Herb Butterfield

From the Old Time Radio Researchers Group. See "Note" Section below for more information on the OTRR.

  1. Rancho San Rafael (6.6Mb)
  2. Rancho Santa Gertrudes (6.7Mb)
  3. Rancho San Jose (6.6Mb)
  4. Rancho Aguaje De La Centinela (6.7Mb)
  5. Rancho Rodeo De Las Aguas (6.6Mb)
  6. Rancho San Pedro and Rancho Palos Verdes (6.6Mb)
  7. Rancho Paso De Bartolo Viejo (6.6Mb)
  8. Rancho Ex-Mission De San Fernando (6.6Mb)
  9. Rancho Los Cerritos and Rancho Los Alamitos (6.7Mb)
  10. The Tale Of Tiburcio Vasquez (6.7Mb)
  11. Ranchos San Vicente y Santa Monica And Boca de Santa Monica (6.6Mb)
  12. The Newhall Region and the Rancho del Valle (6.6Mb)
  13. Rancho San Antonio and Don Antonio Maria Lugo (6.5Mb)
  14. The Life Story Of Benjamin D Wilson Part 1 (6.4Mb)
  15. The Life Story Of Benjamin D Wilson Part 2 (6.6Mb)
  16. Christmas at Misson San Gabriel (6.7Mb)
  17. Rancho San Jose De Buenos Ayres (6.5Mb)
  18. The Story Of Joseph Chapman (6.5Mb)
  19. Henry Dalton and the City of Azusa (6.5Mb)
  20. True Life Story Of Jedediah Smith (6.5Mb)
  21. Rancho La Puente (6.7Mb)
  22. The Island of Santa Catalina and the Channel Islands (6.8Mb)
  23. The True Story of Don Perfecto Hugo Reid (6.7Mb)
  24. Rancho La Ballona (6.7Mb)
  25. The True Story Of Juan Flaco Brown (6.5Mb)
  26. The True Story Of Phineas Banning (6.5Mb)
  27. Rancho San Francisquito (6.6Mb)
  28. William Mulholland and the Southland Water System (6.6Mb)
  29. Joaquin Murietta, Infamous Robin Hood of The West (6.5Mb)
  30. Rancho San Pasqual (6.5Mb)
  31. The Life Story Of Don Juan Temple (6.3Mb)
  32. Rancho La Brea And Major Henry Hancock (6.4Mb)
  33. El Pueblo de Nuestra Seסora la Reina de los Angeles (6.6Mb)
  34. Transportation--From Oxcart To Airliner (6.4Mb)
  35. The Story Of The Carrillo Family (6.5Mb)

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