Tuesday, May 17, 2016

On this Date in Minnesota History: May 17

May 17, 2013 – Clayton Moore, better known as TV’s Lone Ranger, was inducted into Golden Valley, Minn.’s Hall of Fame on this date, along with three other inductees:

Chester Bird (Ptaszek)—World War II hero who died in combat after the D-Day Invasion in 1944 (the American Legion in Golden Valley is named after him),

Lawrence Brown—World War II hero, active volunteer with many local and international humanitarian activities, and co-founder of the Ronald McDonald House in Minneapolis, and

Christopher Ewald—early pioneer whose dairy farm and milk route developed into the well-known Ewald Brothers Dairy, which provided milk and other products to homes and stores throughout the area.1

The Golden Valley Hall of Fame honors those who have been affiliated with Golden Valley, made contributions to the community, and become renown.

In 1957 after “The Lone Ranger went off the air, Moore’s wife Sally talked him into moving to the Twin Cities because that’s where her family lived, and she wanted their daughter Dawn to get to know them better. They lived in Golden Valley for a number of years, and Moore opened a real estate company. He called it Ranger Realty. According to Blair Tremere, “a founder of the Golden Valley Hall of Fame and the point person on Moore’s nomination,” Moore concentrated on “developing the area just north of what is now the Menard’s store on” I394.2 


2StarTribune; “Who was that masked role Model?”; Minneapolis, Minn.; July 2, 2013; p. E1.

Clayton Moore,TV’s Lone Ranger


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