The Lone Ranger was one of my favorite radio programs, and like all radio programs, you had to provide your own image of each character. I had a pretty good idea what Texas Rangers looked like in the early days, up to and including the Civil War. They wore, typically, what was considered a business suit in the 1830s, -40s, -50s and -60s.
This is Ben McCulloch, one of the founding members of the Texas Rangers, and an important figure in early Texas history:
When I first saw that joker on television, my first though was "That ain't no Texas Ranger!" I didn't expect him to look like ol' Ben, but I sure as hell didn't buy that Hollywood look. I wasn't buying the Jay Silverheels look, either. I never watched that BS again.