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(Courtesy of Clarence Schwab and Larry Blanks)

What a great photo above!  A smilin' Victor Daniels / Chief Thunder Cloud in his buckskins and working at Corriganville circa 1952-53.  The lucky young lad in the picture is Clarence "Clem" Schwab.


(Courtesy of Barb Turner)

Above - Barb Turner's Aunt Lillian (Brown) Collins Cox with a smiling Victor Daniels in front of the Corriganville sheriff's office.  1954 photo.


(Courtesy of Barb Turner)

Above - Barb Turner's grandmother, Martha Ann (Bloomfield) Brown with Daniels in front of the photo store which he operated at Corriganville.  1954 photo.



(Courtesy of Kathy Martin)
Kathy Martin sent me this photo and asked if we could find out more info, and I forwarded to Bill Raymond, who worked at Corriganville in the 1960s.

Apparently, the 'Romona' signature on the back of the photo is Bill Willingham's daughter Romona.  Bill Raymond said that the stable background is definitely NOT at Corriganville, and he/his contacts don't recognize the 'Barbara Williams' who is in the photo with Daniels/Chief TC.

Perhaps a website visitor can provide more info on this.



Below are photos of the grave markers of Smoke and Sunny, two horses owned by Victor Daniels (Chief Thunder Cloud).  Smoke (Smoky) was the horse ridden by Dick Foran in his 1930s singing cowboy westerns at Warner Bros.  The markers are old and the inscriptions are somewhat difficult to read, so I've included that info under each photo.  Special thanks to Mike Dearbaugh for the photos.  Those and more info about the S.O.P.H.I.E. Pet Cemetery in Calabasas, California is at Jim Tipton's Find A Grave site: http://www.findagrave.com/cemeteries/1517.html



(Courtesy of Mike Dearbaugh)

The inscription on the grave marker reads:

1923                1952
Sunny
"Good Scout"
Famous Horse of Stage & Screen
Beloved Pet
of
Chief & Mrs. Thunder Cloud



(Courtesy of Mike Dearbaugh)

The inscription on the grave marker reads:

1931                1954
Smoke
Famous Horse of Stage & Screen
Beloved Pet
of
Chief & Mrs. Thunder Cloud



Weblinks on Victor Daniels, the Lone Ranger serials and radio program, Clayton Moore, more ...

I've received some e-mails asking whether the two Lone Ranger serials are "lost" or available on videotape.  I've looked into this matter for the past twenty years or so, and have put together a webpage outlining some facts and some scuttlebutt about those two cliffhangers.  To go to that page, click HERE.

Want more information on Lee Powell, who was the first cinema Lone Ranger?  Go to the Frontier Marshals page of my western trio series site by clicking HERE.

Want to visit some other Lone Ranger websites.  Here are some good'uns:

  The IMDB does have a brief biography and listing of some of the film appearances of Victor Daniels / Chief Thunder Cloud: http://us.imdb.com/name/nm0862086/

Jim Tipton's Find A Grave website lists the interment location for many celebrities, and you can find the Chief Thunder Cloud marker at Forest Lawn - Glendale (which Scott Michaels took, and is displayed a page or two earlier on this site).  Go to: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=2081

Daniels' wife, Frances C. Courtright Daniels (1901-1982), is also interred at Forest Lawn - Glendale: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=daniels&GSfn=frances&GSbyrel=all&GSdyrel=all&GSst=6&GScntry=4&GSob=n&GRid=85375388&df=all&



The Lone Ranger TM and Tonto TM are trademarks, and the trademark, characters and likenesses are owned by Classic Media, Inc. More information is available at the Classic Media website: http://www.classicmedia.tv/. This website on Victor Daniels / Chief Thunder Cloud is a fansite and is not connected with Classic Media.



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