Ranger Hal reached his biggest audience via television. But he also met his fans in person, appearing at school events, store openings, Christmas parties, hospitals, pet shows, the Soap Box Derby, church bazaars, company picnics, and many other types of events.
He rode in many parades in Jacksonville, Ocala, Brunswick, Waycross, St. Augustine, and other towns and cities in WJXT's viewing area. He produced and starred in the "Children's Dental Health Show" for an association of Jacksonville dentists. A page in the site is devoted to his "adventures."
Above: Ranger Hal at the Downtown Jacksonville Lions Club Christmas Party, December 1961, with a good friend.
Right: Ranger Hal and WJXT crew near the Gator Bowl (now Alltel Stadium) in Jacksonville to cover the Soap Box Derby, July 1961.
Left: Two photos from the opening of a Sears store in Brunswick, Georgia, in March 1963.
Right: Another photo from Brunswick: in October 1965 Ranger Hal visited the Arco School to help celebrate Halloween.
Left: In November 1959 Ranger Hal attended an event celebrating the third anniversary of the Arlington Plaza shopping center in Jacksonville.
Right: A Christmas Party for the Jacksonville Library in December 1965.
Left: Ahead of his time -- Ranger Hal leads a crowd in what looks like "the wave" in the early 1960s.