Family tradition: 2020 Little Beaver follows in great-grandfather’s footsteps

Photo courtesy Joyletta Vicenti
Troy Vicenti, who earned the role of the original Little Beaver in 1956, poses with his great-grandson, Dewayne Aloysuis, who is following in the footsteps of many of his family members by being named Little Beaver.

By John Finefrock
Staff Writer

In 1956, local artist Fred Harman, the creator of “Red Ryder and Little Beaver,” asked Troy Vicenti, of Dulce, N.M., to take on the role of Little Beaver at the Red Ryder Ranch in the Blanco Basin.

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This story was posted on September 17, 2020.