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1933

January 31

Produced by George Trendle and written by Fran Striker, right, the “Lone Ranger” is broadcast on WYXZ in Detroit.

1949

The Lone Ranger makes his television debut in a series starring Clayton Moore as the masked man and Jay Silverheels, right, as Tonto.

1954

George Trendle sells the Lone Ranger rights to Jack Wrather

1956

“The Lone Ranger,” the first Hollywood feature starring Moore and Silverheels, is released by Warner Bros.

1957

Final TV episodes of “The Lone Ranger” are produced.

1958

A second Hollywood feature, “The Lone Ranger and The Lost City of Gold” starring Moore and Silverheels, is released.

1962

Fran Striker dies in a car crash in Elma.

1980

Jay Silverheels, best known for his role as TV’s Tonto, dies.

2012

William Fichtner, right, is cast to play the villian Butch Cavendish in “The Lone Ranger.”

2013

July 3

Disney’s “The Lone Ranger” opens in theaters.