Mystery at the Bar-J Ranch

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Mystery at the Bar-J Ranch
Start date: November 28th, 1949
End date: February 11th, 1950
# of strips: 66 (11 weeks)
Writer: Lee Falk
Artist: Phil Davis
Preceded by: "Mystery Taxi"
Followed by: "Deadman's Gulch"

"Mystery at the Bar-J Ranch" is the 54th Mandrake daily story. The story was written by Lee Falk and drawn by Phil Davis.

Plot Summary

At Janet's ranch cattle disappears mysteriously.


Recurring characters

One-time characters

  • Janet, Narda's aunt.
  • Cactus, Janet's forman.
  • The Sheriff
  • Pete, a cattle thief.
  • Mac, a pilote and cattle thief.


  • New York
  • Mid west
    • Bar-J Ranch

Behind the scenes

  • The title for this story is taken from the plot.
    Note: At the index the title for this story is "Mystery at the Bar T Ranch"
  • Janet Squire is the aunt of Lee Falk's wife Constance.

Signifiant covers


This story has been published in the following publications:

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