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April 02, 2013
As a boy of 12 I walked from Sonora to Columbia California to watch the filming of a Tales of Wells Fargo episode. I will never forget the adrenalin rush as the bank robers exited the bank, rode off on their horses and the bank teller bursting through the doors and yelling, "I've been robbed!" On the then dirt street in Columbia came Dale leaning into the wind on his horse at a full run. He swung into the hitching post and simultainously dismounted. He squared his shoulders and drew both pistols and fired several times from both. My heart was beating rapidly as the film producer shouted "That's a take!" Later that week, Dale entered my dad's barber shop in Sonora for a haircut. My dad's shop was directly across from The Sonora Inn were Dale was staying. As my father was cutting his hair he kept nodding at me with a "come on" kind of body language. Finally I caught on and I offered Mr. Robertson a boot shine. I made pocket change working as a bootblack. With his continous western drawl which he used on and off screen, Mr. Robertson said "Why sure partner." Top and bottom was my reply. "Just the bottom son." I was so honored and could not wait for school the next day for sharing time. The boot shine was 35 cents. He gave me a dollar and said, "Keep the change." He was my childhood HERO!
March 10, 2013
My Dad was friends with Dale dating back to 50's. I remember him coming to our house in Lansing,MI when he was here to buy semi's for his horse trailers. He stayed at our house for several nights, and I remember what a big deal it was for everyone in Lansing. Also remember visiting him at his ranch "Haymaker Farms" in Oklahoma, and stayed at his house in California with his wife Lou and daughter Rochelle around 1960. Dale was sponsered by Buick Motor Division and my Dad was able to buy some of the specially made cars for him. I remember when we went out to the ranch to visit and my older brother who was into horses, was asked if he would like to go for a ride, I was more of the mechanical type, and when he asked me what I wanted to do I pointed to a big garden tractor and said I wanted to drive that instead of riding a horse. He and my Dad looked at each other and started laughing, but he let me drive it anyway.Remember him as a bigger than life figure. R.I.P.
March 09, 2013
My condolences to all of Dale's family. I grew up watching his movies. I have always been a great fan of westerns. I was later blessed to own a former race horse which I was told belonged to Mr. Robertson. The horse's name was "Plum Foolish". He was a wonderful horse and oh, did he love to RUN!! I always wanted to contact Mr. Robertson and ask if I could have a picture of "Plum" in the winners circle. Unfortunately, I never did that.
Again, my deepest sympathy to his family.
March 08, 2013
Rest in peace, Sir. Dale endorsed my book POW/MIA; America's Missing Men, and we talked many times on the phone about my Veterans Appreciation Banquet. He was a true and Patriotic All-American...
Chimp Robertson
March 07, 2013
Mr. Robertson built Insbrook Village condominiums in my home town Ruidoso, N.M. He also had a beautiful home not that over looked the old airport. My sister would come home from school and saddle up and rider her horse up through the open fields up past the airport in the evenings. One evening I saw Mr. Robertson's vehicle coming down the driveway and he was leading my sisters horse by holding the reigns out the window my father and I went out to meet him and I took the reigns and he got out of the rig and my sister was sitting in the back dirty with a bump on her head. She had been bucked off and he had seen it happen went out caught the horse and gathered my sister up and brought em home. He stayed for dinner, for a few years he would come down and saddle up and ride with my sister from time to time, and always eat dinner when they came back. Great man, great voice, great memories. Gods speed Mr. Robertson
March 06, 2013
Well I do not know how many of you know this but Dale was not just an actor, but also a singer and poet, and if you knew him you knew of his poem a man with a face, the end is something like this.

But maybe someday with fatal powers that be, will shed a bit of grace upon thee, for I will follow him up to his wonderful place,and see once again the man with the face.

I am confident that he is with grandma Vervel seated with the man with the face, saving a place for us all.

Bless you Dale, And peace and prayers to the family Susan, Rebel, Rochelle.

The Smith Family
March 06, 2013
I watched Dale in all of his westerns I also got to talk to him when he was in a nursing home here in okc. He was a true Gentleman and a good actor. when I would comment on his westerns his eyes would light up and said he really didnt think he was that good in them I told him he was the best Tv western actor that I had ever seen. Thanks Dale for the many great hrs of entertainment. God Bless mRs Robertson and R I P Dale
March 05, 2013
i am so sorry for your loss. i hope you take comfort in knowing that so many people will keep him in their hearts and he will not be forgotten. thank goodness he is on film so that not only we can enjoy and remember him but future generations will enjoy him as well. may your memories and the thoughts and prayers of so many who adored him sustain you at this time.
March 05, 2013
My first crush! Had pictures of you on my bedroom wall. I followed your career thru the years and watched whatever you appeared in. Thanks for the memories! Rest in peace. My deepest sympathy to your wife, daughters, and granddaughter.
March 05, 2013
1 Corinthians 15:29 speaks of conquering death all.together andbwebcan hope to see dead loved ones.again

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