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Bass Reeves: Baddest Marshal in the Old West, Original 'Lone Ranger'

Bass Reeves was no ordinary officer of the law. He was a frontier hero and the possible inspiration for "The Lone Ranger." And did we mention that he arrested more than 3,000 individuals? Read his story and other notable black history.

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    Bass Reeves: Baddest Marshal in the Old West, Original 'Lone Ranger'

    He stood 6 feet, 2 inches (1.88 meters), weighed 180 pounds (82 kilograms) and could reportedly whoop two men at a time with his bare hands. He was …

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