Was the Lone Ranger Inspired by a Black U.S. Marshall?

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Was the Lone Ranger Inspired by a Black U.S. Marshall?

Wednesday, 4 March

Bass Reeves was a larger than life figure -- a man who escaped slavery, taught himself multiple Native American languages, and eventually became one of the most well-known deputy US Marshalls in the entirety of the United States. Join the guys as they explore the thrilling story of Bass Reeves -- along with the speculation that he may have been the real life inspiration for the Lone Ranger. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
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