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Wed May 29, 2019, 04:38 PM

Mister Ed's Grave



Mister Ed's Grave
The granite monument is engraved with the image of the talking horse's head coming through a barn door.

https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/mister-eds-grave

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Most visitors and locals believe the horse in the grave is Bamboo Harvester, the palomino horse, born in 1949, who played Mister Ed on television between 1961 and 1966, then retired to the Oklahoma farm where the five-foot granite marker now stands. He reportedly became sick in 1968 and was euthanized before being laid to rest near a cherry tree in 1970.

But Alan Young, who played Wilbur Post, the only person to whom Mister Ed would speak on the show, says that Harvester actually died accidentally following a shot of tranquilizer in California and was cremated, his ashes spread around by his trainer, Lester Hilton. Young says the horse buried in Oklahoma was a different palomino horse named Pumpkin, who died in 1979. Pumpkin was used for publicity shots for the show, and took up the mantle of Mister Ed after Harvester died, but never played the role on television. A third story has Harvester dying in California and being buried in Oklahoma.

Fans are devoted to the marker on the farm in Tahlequah regardless of which horse is buried there. The gravestone was marked by a simple wooden cross and a horse shoe until 1990, when a special stone was engraved for Mister Ed, complete with the image of his head sticking out through a barn door. There was a ceremony for its arrival that included a color guard and carrot bouquets.

The marker is engraved cautiously: “According to media reports, Mr. Ed moved to Oklahoma in the late 1960s, after a successful Hollywood career. Mr. Ed continued to entertain and bring joy to many Oklahomans, finally retiring in this very field. May his memory live long.”


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Response to marble falls (Original post)

Wed May 29, 2019, 04:43 PM

1. :

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Response to marble falls (Original post)

Wed May 29, 2019, 04:56 PM

2. Oh wow.

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Response to marble falls (Original post)

Wed May 29, 2019, 04:58 PM

3. I saw Abigail Van Buren's name in the credits...

as in Dear Abby? I never knew she was on this show.

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Response to marble falls (Original post)

Wed May 29, 2019, 05:00 PM

4. Stable Genius

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Response to Sneederbunk (Reply #4)

Wed May 29, 2019, 09:08 PM

9. !

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Response to marble falls (Original post)

Wed May 29, 2019, 05:05 PM

5. Rumors of my death are greatly exaggerated. n/t

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Response to marble falls (Original post)

Wed May 29, 2019, 05:10 PM

6. A horse is a horse...

 

...of course, of course...

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Response to marble falls (Original post)

Wed May 29, 2019, 06:32 PM

7. Mr. Ed's "accidental" OD was reported by a rookie Madison County policeman with anger issues.

SCANDAL:
Why The Horse Who Knew Too Much Was Silenced:






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Response to marble falls (Original post)

Wed May 29, 2019, 06:40 PM

8. Long Before Mr. Ed, There was Francis the Talking Mule.... Hit link

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0041387/?ref_=nm_flmg_act_55

There was a series of 4 or 5 films with the talking mule.
...Donald O Connor stared in them. Also, Mr Ed was based on Francis the talking Mule. All these films were shown at theaters in the 50s. I remember seeing two or three of them. The first of these films was called
"Francis" ..opened in theaters Feb 9, 1950..hit above link for more information.

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Response to Stuart G (Reply #8)

Wed May 29, 2019, 10:20 PM

10. The list of cast members from the 1st Francis movie is interesting

Tony Curtis and John McIntire stood out to me. I had not heard of Charles Meredith but his bio says he was a major silent film star at the height of his career.

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0041387/fullcredits/?ref_=tt_ov_st_sm

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