Every Sunday morning me, Iggy and Gunther watch one of our favorite TV star/actors on TV… Mister Ed! It’s the most realistic show on TV depicting us pets the way we really are… talking and smarter than people!
(Iggy’s #1 show is “Lancelot Link”… we’ll cover him and his hilariously good show in a future post.)
If you’ve ever wondered where talking horses get born, this iconic red barn on Harvester farms (named after Mr. Ed’s father) is the answer.
Quintessentially red and offset beautifully by green foliage in the foreground, is where Mr. Ed the Talking Horse (real name, Bamboo Harvester) came into this world in 1949. Bamboo Harvester was named after his father, Harvester, as is tradition in equine breeding.
The barn is special not only because of its role in Mr. Ed’s life, but because architecturally, it is one of few original redwood barns of its kind remaining in all of the Los Angeles area. It was built around the turn of the century and operated as a poultry farm, its many acres also housing cattle and horses. In the 1950’s, the place became the Palomino Horse Association headquarters and Mr. Ed’s father was used as a stud to create the pedigree. The current owner has been living in the neighboring house and maintaining the barn since the ’80s. The barn is also being considered as a state landmark due to its historical significance.
Alan Young (born November 19, 1919) is an English-born, Canadian-American actor, voice artist, comedian, radio host, television host and personality best known for his role as Wilbur Post in the television comedy series “Mister Ed” and as the voice of Scrooge McDuck in Disney films, TV series and video games. During the 1940s and 1950s, he starred in his own shows on radio and television.
We hope you learned something about Mister Ed! We did!
Your best friends,
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