Ranger Headquarters

Ranger Headquarters
Big Pine National Forest, Knotty Pine

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Do you remember...?

Do you or someone you know remember way back to the very early days of Ranger Bill? I mean the period from 1950 to the start of 1954 when Ranger Bill was a 15-minute show on Mondays at 4:45 in the afternoon.
I am wondering if any of you remember any of the stories from those first three plus years. I have mentioned the very first Ranger Bill story, the three-part "Pendleton Valley Fire" which began on October 2, 1950. The closing of part three mentions the next Ranger Bill story, "Disappearing Buffalo." I have a very old tape of RB179 "VIPs Visit Knotty Pine" that a friend sent me. Coincidentally, the title that this friend's mom put on the tape was "The Disappearing Buffalo Herd." Could it be that the 1950 story got recycled into "VIPs..." in 1954? If I remember correctly, Ed Ronne, Sr., joined Ranger Bill in 1954. Recycling "Disappearing Buffalo" in 1954 would give a probably busy writing staff a bit of a breather. New voices like Ed's could then be introduced in an old story.
If any of you or your parents remember a story or stories from those early days of Ranger Bill, please write and share your memories of those shows. There were probably more than 100 of the 15-minute shows. And there are probably at least 30 or 40 different stories in those shows.
Please take a few minutes to share with those of us who have never heard those early. Send your email to rangerbillclub@aol.com. I will post your notes right away.

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