Death Valley Days (1930-1945)
Death Valley Days
Adventure / Western
Sponsored by 20 Mule Team Borax
Hosted by 'The Old Ranger' Stanley Adams, and Ronald Reagan, Robert Taylor and Dale Robertson
In 1930 recent graduate Ruth Woodman was approached to write a radio show about the history of California's Death Valley
and its people. Although Ruth was from New York and knew nothing about Death Valley
, she undertook the project with gusto. Ruth travelled to Death Valley
and spent several months out of every year travelling, researching, backpacking into Death Valley
, talking to the locals and reading old newspapers from the area in search of every story opportunity she could find.
The result of her extensive research is one of the most respected and endearing shows in the history or radio and television. Death Valley
Days ran for 15 years on the radio and for 23 years on television, for a total of 38 years of programming.
The Burro That Had No Name - 6/17/1938
Sam Bass - 8/27/1936
Shoo Fly - 6/16/1939
Dear Teacher - unknown