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This Day in Susanville History – August 25th, 1943

Buck Jones on "Silver" in a 1926 publicity still

Hollywood Horse in Lassen Show
August 25th, 1943

“Silver” the horse with an outstanding movie career and pride of the late Buck Jones will be in the horse show Sunday afternoon at the rodeo and racing horse show to be sponsored by the Lassen County Sheriff’s Posse and held at the Lassen County fair grounds.

“Silver” who is thirty-five years old, will be in the charge of Harold Bradford through consent of Mrs. Buck Jones.

Buck Jones, beloved cowboy, stuntman and horseman had more than 150 film credits to his name before perishing heroically in the fire at Boston’s Cocoanut Grove less than a year ago while on a national tour to promote War Bonds.

Mr. and Mrs. Jones owned property and spent a great deal of time in Susanville.

“Funny Duster”, who is twenty-eight years of age, will be in the parade, ridden by his owner Mrs. Velma Smith, who is the same age. “Funny Duster” has been half mile champion for many years on the Susanville track.

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Jeremy Couso
Jeremy Couso
SusanvilleStuff.com Publisher/Editor
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