30 January 2006
30 January 1890, 1933
On this day, Angie Debo (1890 - 1988) was born in Beattie, Kansas. Debo was nine when her family moved to Marshall, Oklahoma. Very concerned about civil rights, Debo wrote classic books about Indians of Oklahoma. She was active in the Oklahoma chapter of American Civil Liberties Union, and received the American Historical Association's Award for Scholarly Distinction in 1987.
The first Lone Ranger radio program was broadcast from a station in Detroit, Michigan. The story was developed by Fran Stryker, who worked at the radio station (and had never been West). The Lone Ranger became a television show which ran from 1949 - 65 on ABC. Clayton Moore and later John Hart starred as the Masked Man, while Jay Silverheels was his sidekick. Lone Ranger books were written in 1936 by Gaylord Dubois. There were eighteen books in the series.
Gaylord Du Bois wrote only the first Lone Ranger novel, and his name was prominently featured as its author. That was 1936. Subsequent novels, credited to Fran Stryker, were written by ghost-writers not Du Bois. In later editions of the first Lone Ranger novel, the Du Bois credit was deleted, changing it to Stryker, to bring it into conformity with the other novels.
Du Bois did write more Lone Ranger, but not novels.
Du Bois wrote Three Lone Ranger BLB titles.
#1196 The Lone Ranger and The Vanishing Herd. Big Little Book®. 1936. 432 pages. Author: Buck Wilson, pen name for Gaylord Du Bois. Artist: William Juhre. COLLECTOR'S NOTE: This book was written and drawn specially for the BLB format.
#1431 The Lone Ranger and The Secret Killer. Big Little Book®; 1937. 432 pages. Author: Buck Wilson, pen name for Gaylord Du Bois. Artist: Herbert Anderson. COLLECTOR'S NOTE: This book was written and drawn specially for the BLB format.
#1465 The Lone Ranger and The Menace of Murder Valley. Big Little Book®. 1938. 432 pages. Author: Buck Wilson, pen name for Gaylord Du Bois. Artist: Robert R. Weisman.
Du Bois also wrote the 36-issue comic book series "The Lone Ranger's Famous Horse Hi-Yo Silver." The Lone Ranger appears at the beginning of each Silver story, at a wagon train, talking to a boy and a girl. He starts to tell them a story about Silver, and the comic segues to the story that the Lone Ranger has begun to narrate.