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Bumblebee Bill. Bumblebee Bill was created by Ray Humphreys (Grandpa, Shorty McKay) and appeared in nine stories in Street & Smith’s Western Story Magazine from 1936 to 1938, beginning with “Bumble Bee Bill” (Street & Smith’s Western Story Magazine, Oct. 17, 1936). Bumblebee Bill is a rancher in Colorado. He got his nickname because “in the San Juan mountains because of his habit of constantly talking to himself in a low ‘buzz.’” Bill is bored with the monotony of ranching and jumps at the chance to have an adventure, often involving his friend/neighbor, the old miner Grandpa McMeel.

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