Death Valley Days
Pacific Coast Borax Company sponsored this program as a way of
promoting their products of Borax and Boraxo.
The series was created by Ruth Cornwell Woodman, a copywriter for
the advertising company McCann-Erickson, Inc.
In order to include the flavor of the old west, she made frequent
trips to the Death Valley area and interviewed many of the “old
timers” for the stories and lore of the region.
It’s interesting that a program about the west, was broadcast
from Hollywood, but written by an easterner living in the east.
The series was very successful and eventually found its way to
television with the future President, Ronald Reagan, as host (1963 to
1965). The series eventually
had several title changes. First,
to Death Valley Sheriff and finally to The
- Each of the following broadcasts are 30
minutes in length unless otherwise noted.
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CD number(s) of your choice:
- 08/27/36 #306 Sam Bass (VG)
- 10/29/37 #365 The Whitney-Death
Valley Highway Dedication (VG)
- 06/17/38 #399 The Burro That Had No
- 06/16/39 #451 Shoo-Fly
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