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Lafayette Parker "Pick" Temple

Lafayette Parker Temple

Cowboy folksinger Lafayette Parker Temple (AKA "Pick Temple) (1911-1991) was best known for "The Pick Temple Giant Ranch" television show that aired from 1948 through 1961. His children's show featured his guitar playing and singing, puppet shows, cartoons, his pony Piccolo, and Lady, his faithful Collie canine companion.

Prior to his career in show business, Temple was an economic statistician in the Business Division of the U.S. Census Bureau.

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Source: U.S. Census Bureau | Census History Staff | Last Revised: December 08, 2021