Bass Reeves (July 1838 – 12 January 1910) was one of the first African Americans (possibly the first) to receive a commission as a Deputy U.S.
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Old lost western story . Just like Bass Reeves
Bass Reeves brought in 3000 felons in the old west with only 14 kills. An illiterate black U.S. Deputy.
Just learned of legendary man Bass Reeves. Brought in over 3000 felons one being his own son. Was a legend and a black man. Amazing man.
Just watched this "Gunslingers" episode about Bass Reeves. That guy was possibly the greatest lawman of the Wild West.
so The Lone Ranger is based on Bass Reeves? But... *sigh*
watching Bass Reeves story. Excellent choice for lead, Joseph Callender.
Joseph Callender is playing Bass Reeves on tonight. Excellent job.
This AHC special is awesome. Bass Reeves was the man.
Fun fact of the day: Bass Reeves was the first black US Marshall in the 1800s. "The Lone Ranger" was based off of him.
Watching a special on Bass Reeves... interesting.
has a program on now about Bass Reeves
A black frontier lawman in the Old West. His name: Bass Reeves 1 . 2
Bass Reeves being produced by Morgan Freeman & written by John Sayles. Actor 4 Reeves not chosen. would be perfect.
Keanu Reeves plays bass. I'll take whatever "banging" I can get! .
You need to portray Black lawman Bass Reeves whom Lone Ranger was based. Toughest lawmen of the West. See Gunslingers on AHCH
Forgive the colloquial language, but Bass Reeves (1838-1910) is a remarkable person who, had he not started out a...
This man reminds me of Bass Reeves, a black US Deputy Marshall in the Old West who was *** on crime!
They need to make a movie about Bass Reeves he beat up his slave owner and became the baddest cowboy of all time
I believe this man is a modern day Bass Reeves! Bass Reeves was a United States Deputy Marshall in the Old West!
Wyatt Earp and Bass Reeves weren't nice guys when they cleaned up the Old West and neither should police when they confront thugs and drugs!
But Bass Reeves was a real person.. :)
I don't know about Ft Smith but Bass Reeves was a really good bad guy gunslinger in the West after Civil War
Denzel to play Wild West sheriff Bass Reeves. Who wouldn't watch this movie?
I was looking at those pictures again...Maybe he really IS going to play bass reeves.
Re: Denzel @ training camp..he's preparing for his role, Wild West sheriff Bass Reeves!!
The Legend of Bass Reeves : Being the True and Fictional Account of the Most...
Bass Reeves - A former slave turned law man. As the show Gunslingers stated "history may have forgot him" but it...
Make a Bass Reeves movie with , have him do the Black Dynamite laugh as he shoots former confederate soldiers for 2 hours
DYK - The Lone Ranger Character, was Based on a Black Ranger, named Bass Reeves? I didn't.. Now I do & so do...
Great actress but idc to see 'The Harriet Tubman Story' put 'The Gullah Wars" or "Bass Reeves" on the big screen!
I own a BASS REEVES script. Check his history, you are perfect to star. We should talk, screenplay155
which video? The one about shamu, or the one about Bass Reeves the first black US Marshall?
. No, I showed you a black man arguing against black on black crime, a video of Bass Reeves the first black US Marshall
Four weeks away from the Installation of WBro Rodney Bass as ProvGM and WBro Paul Reeves as DepProvGM
. You don't even know who Bass Reeves is do you? . Don't look it up on google first
Thank you for doing this episode on Bass Reeves - first heard about him on and then have read 3 books on him
Bass Reeves relative donates gun and badge:
. Whoa now, Chris Cassel says Bass Reeves made Wyatt Earp "look like just some guy". As awesome as Reeves was, that's pushing it.
Jus watched a documentary on Bass Reeves. All I can say is
Go Google Bass Reeves because is life is better then any old west or cop movie
Bass Reeves is now my favorite cowboy. He so *** cool
Bass Reeves, a black man, the real Lone Ranger: now appearing on The American History Channel.
I want to see a Bass Reeves movie. That would be so cool
Just watched Bass Reeves ep; another top quality AHC production. Awesome! One of the few series I really look forward to each week.
Just 1 of America's real legends who The Lone Ranger was based on. We need more like him. Bass Reeves
Bass Reeves was the Black lawman that the Lone Ranger is modeled after
watching the bass Reeves doc on ahc
Bass Reeves The Real Lone Ranger. America needs to know this. Gunslingers on
Great show on the AHC channel about the true 'Lone Ranger' Bass Reeves'.
The Lone Ranger was based on a black man named Bass Reeves.
Bass Reeves documentary to air Sunday on American Heroes Channel
Ken Farmer & Buck Stienke, authors of Bass Reeves saga of The Nation newest "ACROSS the RED" Hico, TX, in Oct 16-18
A piece about 'Frontier Justice' my historical novel about the life of Bass Reeves is up on Micheal Rivers' blog.
Zane Grey was FAMOUS in 1933. John Hughes was FAMOUS in 1933 Bass Reeves was UTTERLY UNKNOWN in 1933.
Bill O'Reilly just announced Bass Reeves this Sunday night on Legends and Lies...FOX News channel.See...
HBO teams w/ Morgan Freeman to tell the story of Bass Reeves, 1 of the 1st black U.S. Marshals.
Vaunda Micheaux Nelson (and her brother in his cowboy outfit) discussing Bass Reeves
I liked a video from Bass Reeves Action Film (2013)
I liked a video The real-life Django_ black Wild West marshal Bass Reeves
Bass Reeves, man.give the man a movie, already.
THIS is the REAL D'Jango. Meet Bass Reeves. Born a slave as a little boy he worked along side of his…
Bass Reeves was one of the first African-American Deputy U.S. Marshals west of the Mississippi River…
EASILY one of the coolest bass guitars EVER!
Some historians say the Lone Ranger was based on Bass Reeves, a black US Marshal born into slavery.
Can we just take a moment to appreciate the evolution of Chuck Bass season 1 to 6
Margie Hines stole the Cotton Club act of Esther Jones and her famous catch phrase, the Lone Ranger was Bass Reeves.
So Keanu Reeves used to play bass in a band called Dogstar.
you heard of bass Reeves the black cowboy. It was really nothing inspiring about 3
Born in 1838 , BASS REEVES is a black U.S. Deputy Marshal and the greatest frontier heroe.
QUOTE The real “Lone Ranger,” it turns out, was an African American man named Bass Reeves, who the legend was...
Bass Reeves (former slave) inspiration for Lone Ranger, Box Brown a slave who mailed himself in a box to freedom,
Just read the actual real 'Lone -Ranger' was African American..names Bass Reeves..another one they lied about...is everything we know wrong?
just about wet myself at the 'what if Lone Ranger was black??' Actually, he was: His name was Bass Reeves.
I just might take a liking to be the law . Bass Reeves
I spent the evening reading about Bass Reeves. What a total bad *** this man was. They say this is who…
"Over his 32-year career as a Deputy U.S. Marshal, Bass Reeves arrested 3,000 felons, killed 14 men, and was never shot himself. His reputation for persistence, his total fearlessness, his skills with a gun, and his ability to outsmart outlaws struck terror into lawbreakers in what we now call Oklahoma. Although other colorful characters made their way into our pop culture, Bass was the real badass of the Old West." Reeves was born into slavery in 1838 in Crawford County, Arkansas. Reeves was named after his grandfather, Basse Washington. Bass Reeves and his family were slaves of Arkansas state legislator William Steele Reeves. When Bass Reeves was eight (about 1846), William Reeves moved to Grayson County, Texas, near Sherman in the Peters Colony. Bass Reeves may have served Colonel George R. Reeves, the son of William Reeves, the owner of Bass Reeves when he was a slave. George Reeves was also a legislator, in Texas, and at the time of his death in 1882 from rabies, George Reeves was the Spe ...
The Lone Ranger was based on Bass Reeves. Bass was a former slave turned lawman who lived in the Indian Nations.
"Bass Reeves: Tales of the Talented Tenth" was featured on the L.A. Times' holiday gift guide!
Ahh what a night at with the boys watching the badass house& bass yee!
Bass Reeves - The first black US Deputy Marshal west of the Mississippi, and the real "Lone Ranger."
some scholars believe that he was the original Lone Ranger. See it in my book about Bass Reeves
Disney made him white I told the truth in my book about Bass Reeves
I just put out a book about Bass Reeves.
you should also check out this one about Bass Reeves
Check out this great listen on Audible.com. Bass Reeves is back! If you're a fan of L'Amour, Kelton, Burroughs and Grey, you'll love *** Hole- the third novel in the best selling and award winning Bass Reeves saga in The Nations. US Deputy Marshals, under Judge Issac Parker, The Hanging Judge, p...
Storm God News Flash;. Clarence Gilyard Jr has joined the Storm God Team, he will be playing Bass Reeves- go like...
Bass Reeves (black) baddest cowboy to ever do it. HE BROUGHT IN 3,000 outlaws during his lifetime. 🙌🙌🙌
You know who Bass Reeves is my *** ? Disney redid him recently and the movie was called " Lone Ranger "
Born a slave, Bass Reeves became the first African-American Deputy U.S. Marshall in the old west.
“Sooo.. Remember how you were saying Keanu Reeves would be great in MK EB: Exce…
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thanks for the follow. Make sure you check out Bass Reeves Tales of the Talented Tenth and Strange Fruit
so I'm watching Monumental Mysteries and they're doing a piece on upcoming Neo star Bass Reeves!
Anybody know how to properly pronounce Bass Reeves? Like the fish or like the drum?
Bass Reeves incredible man he knew all natives languages. No one talks about him. A Lone Ranger
Born to enslaved parents in 1838 in Paris, Texas, Bass Reeves would become the first black U.S. Deputy Marshal...
There's other fish in the sea, but only one Bass 🐟💙😏
Even black lawmen - Bass Reeves, for example - don't get the valorizing treatment.
Check out Morgan Freeman telling Jimmy Kimmel about his desire to play Bass Reeves. 20:00 into the show.
Meet Macduff, played by Kyle Carthens. Kyle most recently played the role of Jimmy Luncefore in Knock Me a Kiss at Ensemble and is glad to be back for this collaboration! Kyle won an Emmy Award for his role in the television program Crimestoppers Case Files: Northeast Ohio, and can be seen in the High School Football Film Underdogs. In 2014 you can also see him in the films Draft Day, and most recently Jenny's Wedding. Kyle also finished his first season with the Great Lakes Theater Festival, with Ensemble roles in Shakespeare's A Winters Tale and Much Ado About Nothing. Other show credits include Citizen Barlow in Gem of the Ocean, Trombone 7 in God's Trombones, Drawer/Lightbulb/Window in Closure, African Student in The Great White Hope, Bass Reeves in A Solitary Voice, & Zero in Holes. Four Seasons at the Karamu House. Other Shows include Private Anthony Smalls in A Soldiers Play, Abe Smith in The Gospel According to James, Lowboy in Lower Ninth and Torry in Huck and Holden at the Ensemble Theater. ...
Just read about Bass Reeves, the real Lone Ranger. Sounds like a story you could bring to the big screen.
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I would love to do a Bass Reeves graphic novel. Just need to find someone to draw it, and someone to publish it.
No matter to me if & he may well have been inspiration for the Lone Ranger. I agree Mr. Bass Reeves should be celebrated for his real life!
I just found out about Bass Reeves. Why isn't this a graphic novel & movie adaptation?
So I guess a Bass Reeves comic adaptation wouldn't be out of the question, would it..?
Maybe the best peace officer to ride the outlaw trails in Indian Territory, Bass Reeves. Not only was a peace officer for Judge Parker's Court, he also was a police officer in Muskogee until his death. He has not in the past received the respect that he was due, but with people interested in his legacy, maybe he will and is beginning to. If you have not seen this monument, it is worth your effort to make the trip, you won't be disappointed. So sad that he worked from the Old Jail in Muskogee and pics show him on the front steps. I have walked up those steps many times and at the time did not even know who he was as most people do not now and for sure did not then. Danny Spears, here is the MAN!
Bass Reeves, the first Black U.S. Deputy Marshal of the Old West and one of the most over the top badasses in history!A true story:A lone rider came to a leisurely halt along the side of the dusty trail. Standing in his path were three of the deadliest outlaws in
My gym attire this morning makes me look like i just came off one of the transporter movies. Or the matrix lmao keanu reeves to the BS!
chuck bass is dead, I am now a follower of Keanu reeves
Photo: Who was the inspiration for the Lone Ranger? Bass Reeves, born in slavery, who displayed courage,...
Photo: Another study for my Bass Reeves book.
Every girl needs a guy like Chuck Bass
Every girl needs a guy like Chuck Bass😍
MT Inspiration of the Lone Ranger was a black ranger named Bass Reeves. And yes, he had silver bullets:
Words to ponder: thousands were outraged last month when a blogger suggested that Santa could be black. "You cannot simply change the race of a historical/mythical figure to make a group of people happy" seemed to be the reason for the backlash. If that is true, how come there was not outrage over the movie, "The Lone Ranger" since the real Lone Ranger was an escaped slave who learned several different native language and teamed up with one such individual to catch "bad guys?" In fact, over 3,000 were caught by Bass Reeves, the real individual. I know Disney's movie was not intended to be historically accurate, as many Christmas specials are not historically accurate to the idea of St. Nick or Kris Kringle... but I wonder why there is a double standard. It is not OK to turn a white man into a black man, but it is acceptable to turn a black man into a white man?
MT The inspiration of the Lone Ranger was, in fact, a black ranger named Bass Reeves. …
This Thursday is the Senior Recital of T. Hastings Reeves, bass-baritone, accompanied by Janet Scovill, piano. 12:50pm in Nazareth Chapel
Photo: Tales of the Talented Tenth: Bass Reeves So, after much discussion with my publisher I am pushing...
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My sister doesn't think Chuck Bass is hot. Like, we aren't sisters anymore.
It was 3 in the morning. & I here the bass drop AGAIN at my neighbors house. Just wait...just wait..I will blare JB soon.
My go-to song was "He'll Have To Go" (Jim Reeves). Bass calmed my crying babies almost every time, "way down low"
if u don't know Bass Reeves... google him. especially if ur black!
Sometimes I have to scroll all the way down my news feed to read something I did not know but need to, this was...
► The Lone Ranger was based on a US Marshal who was an escaped slave!
The Lone Ranger was a real man, a crimefighter who lived with Oklahoma Native Americans—and he was black.
Not only was the real Lone Ranger black, but what you don't learn from most westerns, 'Unforgiven' being a...
when I was little I thought everybody knew Bass Reeves was the real "Lone Ranger".
Interesting stuff about the real Lone Ranger
Photo: matociquala: Marshal Bass Reeves, the “Real Lone Ranger,” has been all over my internets (Pinterest...
There are several great children's books about Bass Reeves, too!
THE REAL Lone Ranger: The real Lone Ranger was a U.S. Marshal who lived in Indian Territory. And he was black.
Lunch with Bass Reeves set Nov. 9 at in Fort Smith
u still interested in playing Bass Reeves the original Long Ranger!!
The greatest adventurer of history BASS REEVES
This is why he TV Lone Ranger wore a black mask
Also, is that not the most awesome name? "Bass Reeves."
Someone should make a movie about Bass Reeves
Having just learned about badass lawman Bass Reeves, I'm thinking he's going to play a part in Dust and Sand's sequel now.
Bass Reeves was an wildly fascinating fellow. Makes me wanna grow a great big ole mustache! via
CNN reveals the character of The Lone Ranger, woven from the persona of U. S. Marshal - Bass Reeves. …
The National Post reveals the character of The Lone Ranger: …Read my epic Buffalo Soldier Novel, Rescue at Pine Ridge
I always loved the stories of Bass Reeves.
time to make wats right Right. FACT: The Real Lone Ranger was an African American. bring back truth.
While historians have largely ignored him, Bass Reeves, the real 'Lone Ranger' was an African American lawman..
Bass Reeves , was the man who the legend of the Lone Ranger was written about ... Not surprisingly, was written...
Dunno if yall knew this cause I didnt...The Lone Ranger is apparently based off of the life of a black man named Bass Reeves. Look him up.
I was Bass Reeves' wife in my past life :)
True story of the greatest lawman ever.
Marcus Garvey,Nat Turner,Bass Reeves,or a Black Butler who just pours tea at the White House...Which one Hollywood will turn in to a movie ?
Bass Reeves was a Paris, Texas-born slave who become one of the toughest men of the frontier in…
I would like a Bass Reeves or a Stagecoach Mary movie with high production from a major studio. Too much to ask for?
I still think this article about Bass Reeves is pretty cool! I'll be including him in the next edition of the Guide:
.Just yesterday my friend and I were chatting about how Bass Reeves would be the best Western romance hero ever. *swoon*
I doubt that Bass Reeves was the inspiration behind the Lone Ranger, but this is an interesting article nonetheless:
Reading this and watching attached video brought tears to my eyes. America always gets it twisted with it legends.
Someone needs to make a movie about Bass Reeves.
Bass Reeves, U.S. marshall and possibly the real life inspiration for the Lone Ranger.
It is a shame that I am 65 yrs old and just now hearing about Bass Reeves
They need to make a movie on Bass Reeves
It is very possible that the Lone Ranger character is based off of a black man, Bass Reeves.
Bass Reeves, a slave-turned-legendary lawman, may serve as inspiration for By
Liked your piece on Bass Reeves. A "Justified" character mentioned him ("Somebody needs to tell Denzel about him")
Reeves was the ranger and he was What an eye opening
Was an cop the real Lone Ranger? - You have to see the photo of Bass Reeves and read his story!
Learned about Bass Reeves today thanks to Bad ***
Indeed. We have so many that would be great films. Bass Reeves and John Horse come to mind
About to peep out Lone Ranger, but read up on the real one Bass Reeves.
Meet Bass Reeves. Some believe he's the real life inspiration for The Lone Ranger;
The legend of the was based on the life of the first AfAm Deputy US Marshall, .
True West Magazine is bringing this to the forefront. Thank you 'True West Magazine'. Read 'Rescue at Pine Ridge'.
Reading up on the Lone Ranger, it led me back to Bass Reeves. Reeves was a former slave, farmer, and later U.S.
Someone of color, like the US Marshal said to have inspired him, Bass Reeves.
Born into slavery, Bass Reeves became a legend of the Wild West. Crossing The Dead Line (99Cents)!
Bass Reeves check out the real Lone Ranger
I have a long, abiding interest in both Bass Reeves and The Lone Ranger, but this analysis doesn't make the case.
Keanu Reeves filled in on bass for The Vandals at a NYE show. Lemmy filled in on bass with The Damned in a few shows in early days.
Read about Bass Reeves, 1st. black lawman West of the Mississippi.Crossing The Dead Line
It might be worth your while to record some covers of that band Keanu Reeves plays bass in. He knows kung fu.
Ever hear of the REAL Django, Bass Reeves? Read about him Here:
Have you heard The Ghost Of Christopher Reeves Nitty Scott Pilgrim (Prod. by 93p)’ by on
Photo: robot-heart-politics: yagazieemezi: I guess Django was more interesting? Yeah, right. Bass Reeves,...
This Bass Reeves character is something else...
Outlaws didn't care which hand Dep. Bass Reeves shot them with. They were just as dead.
Bass reeves was the real life basis for the Lone Ranger and he was black
Still sorting out records its a never ending job , today there is a load of Jim Reeves, Drum n Bass, Trip hop ,...
BBC News - America's forgotten black cowboys Not all cowboys and heroes where white. Bass Reeves real Lone Ranger.
Article on black cowboys.Lone Ranger believed to have been inspired by Bass Reeves, a black lawman.
I was amazed about Bass Reeves being the inspiration for The Lone Ranger,sounds like a fascinating guy
i want to do my paper on Bass Reeves...but i can't find land documents on him...just his former master
this *** left me dis wack *** vm n' I used dat rasputin cold lil' woo *** up in mah mix.
Dep. Marshal Bass Reeves was a Bad *** long before Quentin ever dreamt of Django.
Bass Reeves rode tall in the saddle. Why not? He WAS the "Invincible Marshal."
Bass Reeves one of my favorite black history figures first lawman in the west if u don't know him he was a G
check this out, Keanu Reeves is the bass player in this band
you were on the right track, but actually dogstar was Keanu Reeves on bass. Dark Star Orchestra plays Grateful Dead shows
History Friday: Bass Reeves and the Last of the Lawless West
I saw the movie django and was not to impressed. I recall the scene were Jamie Foxx was riding the horse and the people were staring at him and the one man exclaims "I never seen a *** riding a horse". Well let me refute this because if this were the true west that they were trying to portray then, there were plenty of black cowboys. In fact, the word "cowboy comes from what the white cattlemen would call the black cattlemen "cow-boys". Thus, another derogatory word turned into something. Did you know for every three cowboys at least one was either Black or Mexican.? So, yes the west was pioneered by many black cowboys. I will give you one very famous one. In fact Clint Eastwood movie "Hang'em High was based on his life the man of whom I speak was Mr. Bass Reeves he was the first deputy Marshall in the united states of America ...so, when you watch these westerners don't believe everything you hear or see..'Research and learning the real truths of our history will free your minds...Welcome to Afric ...
Who was the greatest Deputy U.S. Marshal of the Old West? Wyatt Earp? Wild Bill Hickok? How about Bass Reeves? Bass who? Deputy U.S. Marshal Bass
ok.I will buy the beer (for you, I can't afford Reeves), JUST COME DRINK IT! We will toast to her ridiculousness
You referring to Bass Reeves? I may be Tweting too much about him but he & others like Grant Johnson deserve the fame.
I want a man that dresses like Chuck Bass
'Bass reeves would make dog the bounty hunter look like a poodle!!'
Not all Africans were docile and complacent slaves. during the era of forced servitude. Why is it that Nat Turner and Marcus Garvey are not nationally touted as freedom fighters and heroes who resisted enslavement and oppression in a very momentous fashion. Our heroes and legends are lost among the glorification of European historical conquers and their heroes legends. The old west outlaws Billy The kid, Jesse James, John Dillinger, The bigot Davy Crockett and other heinous murdering criminals are folks heroes in this society with numerous films and books produced about their criminal exploits. But to the best of my knowledge there has never been a major movie produced that focused on Africans that resisted and revolted during the times of forced enslavement or about black lawmen and outlaws. Bass Reeves was the first Black Man in America to be deputized as a US Marshall. The movie hang Them high was based on his exploits as a US Marshall working for the Isaac C. Parker aka "the Hanging Judge". Ned Huddle ...
Tarantino's "Django Unleashed" is not the onlly black western on the horizon. There is a 45 minute western titled "They Die By Dawn" that was made to go along with the Bullit's song release. These fictional story has Idris Elba, Michael K. Williams, Rosaria Dawson, Giancarlo Esposito, Bookeem Woodbine, Isaiah Washington, Clifton Powell, Harry Lennix, Roger Guenveur Smith, Denzel Whitaker, and Erykah Badu. The story is set in Langston, Oklahoma Territory in the 1890s. Too bad it will not be a feature film. It is time that Hollywood made a feature film on real life characters. The first person that comes to mind is Bass Reeves. This former slave became the greatest frontier hero in U.S. history. Hollywood has danced around this story for the last 20 years. Just as "Red Tails" was an importnat story, the Reeves story may be just as important or more. It appears that Reeves was the inspiration for the Lone Ranger of radio and TV fame. Hopefully someone will wake up and smell the coffee on this important story ...
Bad News for Outlaws was written for children age 9-12. Vaunda Micheaux Nelson has done an excellent job of weaving an exciting and educational tale about a real man whose story seems larger than life. Bass Reeves was an escaped slave turned deputy U.S. Marshal in the late 1800s. Over the course of...
Bass Reeves was a U.S. Marshall who became a legend after capturing thousands of criminals in the late 19th Century.
Judge Jim Spears giving credit to for slapping him and making him wait before nailing T. Baridi Nkokheli to be Bass Reeves.
Workers at The Crucible Foundry in Norman, Okla., pour molten bronze, heated to 2,350 degrees, into a ceramic mold of the horse’s tail for the Bass Reeves monument, which will be unveiled at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Ross Pendergraft Park. To view a photo gallery of the statue pouring, visit swtimes.co...
Start: 05/24/2012 - 17:00 End: 05/26/2012 - 17:00 Timezone: Etc/GMT-5 A week of special events are planned for the dedication of the Bass Reeves statue beginning with the “Artistic Grit” Art Exhibition opening on Friday, May 18 featuring both
Sitting tall in the saddle, with a wide-brimmed black hat and twin Colt pistols on his belt, Bass Reeves seemed bigger than life. As a U.S. Marshal - and former slave who escaped to freedom in the Indian Territories - Bass was cunning and fearless. When a lawbreaker heard Bass Reeves had his w...
Molten bronze is poured into a plaster mold of the horses tail at the Crucible, a foundry in Norman, Okla. Workers will weld together the 40 bronze castings to form the statue of Bass Reeves that will greet those driving across the Garrison Avenue bridge into Fort Smith.
At 3 p.m. Wednesday (May 16), the new Bass Reeves statue will be trucked over the Garrison Avenue bridge to its destination at Pendergraft Park and lifted by crane onto its plinth. Escorted by an honor guard of Okahoma and Arkansas law enforcement vehicles, the larger-than-life-sized statue sculpted by Harold T. Holden is traveling from Crucible Foundry in Norman, Oklahoma . . .
The "real" Lone Ranger is thought to have been Bass Reeves, a black deputy US marshal.
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