Happy 80th Birthday, John Reid!

A fiery horse with the speed of light, a cloud of dust, and a hearty, “Heigh-ho, Silver!” The Lone Ranger!

The program was first broadcast 80 years ago today on WXYZ in Detroit.

With his faithful Indian companion Tonto, the daring and resourceful masked rider of the plains led the fight for law and order in the early western United States! Nowhere in the pages of History can one find a greater champion of justice! Return with us now to those thrilling days of yesteryear! From out of the past come the thundering hoofbeats of the great horse Silver! The Lone Ranger rides again!

I wish.

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