Living Next Door To 'Mister Ed'

Monday, March 26th 2007, 8:54 am
By: News On 6

TAHLEQUAH, Okla. (AP) -- A man who owns the property where famed television horse Mister Ed supposedly is buried wants to take advantage of its notoriety and develop it. Tahlequah homebuilder Todd Carroll has a monument to the horse on his 16-acre property in Tahlequah, where the horse may, or may not be, buried. His plan is to build 12 to 15 log homes and create a subdivision, with the entrance going past the Mister Ed monument.

The 1,000-pound granite monument commemorating Mister Ed has been in Tahlequah since 1990.

There is some debate about whether Mister Ed actually is buried in the eastern Oklahoma town.

Some of Carroll's neighbors recall the horse's owner bringing him to Tahlequah after his retirement, but some Internet accounts say the horse buried there is one that was used in publicity shots after Mister Ed died in 1969.

A representative for Alan Young, who played Mister Ed's owner on the TV show, says the horse died in Burbank, California, was cremated and had his ashes spread there.

To read more about Mister Ed, check out what Wikipedia has to say.