Fascinating Facts About The Lone Ranger

The Lone Ranger is a beloved character who has been around for over 80 years. There have been numerous spin-offs of the original radio show, and it was particularly popular in the 1950s. The Lone Ranger paired up with a Native American named Tonto to fight crime and pursue justice.

If you’re a fan of the Lone Ranger, there are several things you may not know about the show, the books, and other corresponding media. And remember how Johnny Depp took over the role a few years ago? We have some scoop on that too…

The Lone Ranger Started As A Radio Series

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This photo is from July 21, 1958. Actor Clayton Moore spent four weeks in London on tour, and he is pictured posing as the Lone Ranger without his guns, which were held by British customs and Excise at London Airport. The Lone Ranger was characterized by his mask and his penchant for fighting outlaws in the American Old West.

The Lone Ranger first came on the scene in 1933 in a radio show. It was so popular, it was turned into a book series by Fran Striker and later a popular TV show as well as comic books and several films.