There are a lot of people I’m sure that can remember The Lone Ranger. This show originally started as a radio show back in 1933, and it premiered on the 30th of Jan, and the first of 2,956 episodes were on WXYZ a station that served the Detroit, Michigan area. As most of us know this became a huge success. The show then went to TV and ran from 1949 to 1957, there was also movies made as well as comic books. Over the years there has been reruns of the show, I remember this as one of the shows I used to watch when I come home from school.
The Lone Ranger on his beautiful white stallion, Silver would be riding on the open plain and would shout “Hi-yo, Silver! Away!” Of course then someone would say “Who was that masked man anyway?” You just have to love these old shows. Like a lot of Good Guys, The Lone Ranger had a very good friend in Tonto who by the way didn’t enter the script until the 11th episode of the radio show. Tonto was an Indian, and he usually referred to the Lone Ranger as “Ke-mo sah-bee”, meaning “trusty scout” or “trusted friend.”
Wikipedia has a very good article on The Lone Ranger, the original characters, a section about the horses that were used in the TV series, and of course about the original radio series. It is well worth the read.