Flashback: Hi ho, Silver! The real Lone Ranger was black

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bassreevesWho was that masked man? A slave-turned-U.S. Marshal, argues Art Burton, an author who spent years tracking down the inspiration for the Lone Ranger, according to The Daily Telegraph.

Bass Reeves was a legendary lawman on the 19th century frontier. He wore disguises and was able to take down a man “with one shot from his Winchester rifle at a distance of a quarter of a mile,” Burton was told by an eyewitness.  Continue reading

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Hi ho, Silver! The real Lone Ranger was black

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bassreevesWho was that masked man? A slave-turned-U.S. Marshal, argues Art Burton, an author who spent years tracking down the inspiration for the Lone Ranger, according to The Daily Telegraph.

Bass Reeves was a legendary lawman on the 19th century frontier. He wore disguises and was able to take down a man “with one shot from his Winchester rifle at a distance of a quarter of a mile,” Burton was told by an eyewitness.  Continue reading

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