Trivial Pursuits: Did the Lone Ranger's Nephew Have a Horse?

December 22, 2009 ( - In the 1983 now-classic “A Christmas Story”, Ralphie’s Mom offers the answer to a crossword puzzle about the great characters in American literature – the name of the Lone Ranger’s nephew’s horse. 

But was there such an animal?  And, if so, was she right? 


Turns out Mrs. Parker’s memory is correct. The Lone Ranger’s nephew, Dan Reid, rode a horse named “Victor”. 

A horse, it should be noted, that had another familial connection; Victor was the son of the Lone Ranger’s horse, Silver.