Lone Ranger Rides Again in Illinois

The old time radio historian Martin Grams visited the Lone Ranger Museum in Mount Carmel, Illinois, earlier this year and spent two hours seeing all the exhibits:

The display is located in the Wabash County Museum at 320 Market Street. A mock studio shows Fred Foy and Brace Beemer holding a Lone Ranger radio script. A saddle owned by Brace Beemer, authenticated by his family, is on display. There is a fascinating display case of memorabilia owned by radio announcer Fred Foy. Young children can use plungers to replicate the horse hoofs of Silver just as the sound men accomplished on the radio program. The casting call board from the original studios of WXYZ is on display just as you walk through the door. Over 1,500 items related to The Lone Ranger are available for display, rotated on a regular basis to ensure every visit will have something different.

Mount Carmel was the birthplace of Brace Beemer, who played the Lone Ranger on radio for the last 13 years that it aired.

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