The Lone Ranger may have been inspired by a real-life Black U.S. Marshal. His name was Bass Reeves, and he was born a slave in 1838. For three decades after slavery was abolished, the six-foot-two, 190 pound former slave was the most feared and respected lawman in the territories. He worked as a U.S. Marshal, and, though a crack shot and quick draw, he only killed 14 men in the line of duty. He arrested over 3,000 felons, including his own son!
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