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From L-to-R are Robert 'Bobby' Blake as Little Beaver, Roy Barcroft, Jack Kirk, Tom London and Bill Elliott in a lobby card from CHEYENNE WILDCAT (Republic, 1944), one of the Red Ryder adventures.



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Above from L-to-R are William Haade, Bud Geary, Wild Bill Elliott, and on the far right is Kenne Duncan in a still from SHERIFF OF LAS VEGAS (Republic, 1944).



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Above from left to right are Roy Barcroft, Ted Adams and Allan Lane in STAGECOACH TO DENVER (Republic, 1946).



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Above are Kenne Duncan vs. Wild Bill Elliott in a lobby card from CALIFORNIA GOLD RUSH (Republic, 1946), one of the best of the Red Ryder adventures. The background is the Republic cave set.



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From L-to-R are Tom London, Allan Lane with Peggy Stewart in his arms, whiskered Emmett Lynn, Pierce Lyden, and in the front is Bobby Blake as Little Beaver. Lobby card from RUSTLERS OF DEVIL'S CANYON (Republic, 1947), one of the seven Red Ryder adventures which starred Allan Lane.



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From left to right are Roy Barcroft, Edmund Cobb and Allan Lane in a lobby card from OREGON TRAIL SCOUTS (Republic, 1947). This was Allan Lane's fifth (of seven) Ryder films, and the story tells how Little Beaver (Bobby Blake) came to be Red's sidekick.



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In all 23 Red Ryder features that were churned out by Republic, Robert 'Bobby' Blake played Little Beaver and rode 'Papoose'.  Above is Blake with Bill Elliott.



(Courtesy of Les Adams)

Above from L-to-R are Don Kay 'Little Brown Jug' Reynolds (as Little Beaver), Jim Bannon and sidekick Emmett Lynn in a scene from RIDE, RYDER, RIDE (Eagle Lion, 1949), the first of the four Bannon Red Ryder adventures.



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Above are Jim Bannon (as Red Ryder) and Peggy Stewart in a lobby card from RIDE, RYDER, RIDE (Eagle Lion, 1949), one of a quartet of Red Ryder adventures starring Bannon. Stewart also was the heroine to Bannon in THE FIGHTING REDHEAD (Eagle Lion, 1950).



WEBLINKS ON FRED HARMAN, RED RYDER, AND THE DAISY B-B GUN:

Make sure to visit the sections on the Old Corral devoted to Wild Bill Elliott, Allan 'Rocky' Lane, Jim Bannon and Don Barry.

In addition to creating the Red Ryder character and comic strip, Fred Harman was also one of the foremost painters of the American West.  There's more info at the Fred Harman Art Museum in Pagosa Springs, Colorado: http://www.harmanartmuseum.com/

As mentioned, the Fred Harman museum is located in Pagosa Springs, Colorado, and their Pagosa Springs Sun newspaper has many articles about the annual Red Ryder Roundup celebration. Below are links to articles about the annual Red Ryder Roundups held in 2009, 2011, 2012 and 2013:
http://www.pagosasun.com/archives/2009/06june/061809/redryderrodeo.html
http://www.pagosasun.com/archives/2009/07july/070209/pg1festivefourth.html
http://www.pagosasun.com/archives/2011/06June/060911/redryderrodeo.html
http://www.pagosasun.com/archives/2011/06June/062311/aerodeo.html
http://www.pagosasun.com/archives/2012/06June/061412/rrrodeo.html
http://www.pagosasun.com/old-fort-days-dandies-to-perform-at-red-ryder-roundup-rodeo/

If you're interested in attending a future Red Ryder Roundup, you can check the Calendar of Events at the Pagosa Springs, Colorado Chamber of Commerce website: http://www.pagosaspringschamber.com/

There's info on comic strip syndicator and comic book publisher Stephen Slesinger at:
http://slesingersink.com/page.php?pageid=1
http://redryderenterprises.com/page.php?pageid=1

The carToonopedia site has info on the Red Ryder comic strip: http://www.toonopedia.com/redryder.htm

The Grand Comics Database Project (GCD) website has images of the covers for the Dell Red Ryder comic books which had a lengthy run of about 140 issues during the period 1942-1955: http://www.comics.org/series/152/covers/

You can read the script to the March 22, 1949 Adventures of Red Ryder radio program "Roaring River Renegades" at the Generic Radio Workshop website: http://www.genericradio.com/series.php?tag=redryder

Daisy still produces the Red Ryder B-B gun and the Daisy homepage is at: http://www.daisy.com/
The Daisy history page is at: http://www.daisy.com/history
The Daisy Airgun Museum in Rogers, Arkansas, has a history of the Red Ryder B-B gun: http://www.daisymuseum.com/html/history.htm

At the Postcards website, they have several images and postcards showing Little Beaver Town:
http://www.66postcards.com/postcards/nm/NM038090.html
http://www.66postcards.com/postcards/nm/NM038270.html
http://www.66postcards.com/postcards/nm/NM038180.html

Thanks to Brian Macdonald for some Little Beaver trivia - U.S. Navy Destroyer Squadron 23 was formed in 1943, and had The "Little Beavers" nickname bestowed on it by Captain Arleigh Burke soon after the battle of Cape St. George, in recognition of the squadron's fighting spirit: http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/agency/navy/desron23.htm

There's more on the Little Beavers, Destroyer Squadron 23, and the Little Beaver logo:
https://sites.google.com/site/ussclaxton/story-of-the-little-beaver-logo
http://www.public.navy.mil/surfor/cds-23/Pages/History.aspx



Red Ryder® and Little Beaver® are trademarks of Red Ryder Enterprises, Inc., 1111 North Westshore Boulevard, Suite 604, Tampa, FL 33607
Website: http://redryderranch.com/



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