26 Bar RanchAnnouncement Date : Jan 1 , 1965
Along with this longtime friend Louis Johnson, Wayne owned a 39-mile working purebred Hereford cattle ranch in Arizona, the 26 Bar Ranch. It raised more than 400 bulls each year, often winning at the big stock shows. Wayne frequently attended the Hereford production sales, and often made the opening day welcome speech at events.
During his 50-year career, many of his most memorable performances were filmed on location throughout the state of Arizona. From his first breakout role in “The Big Trail” (1930) to one of his last appearances in “Cancel My Reservation” (1972), Arizona cities such as Tucson, Nogales, Sedona, Grand Canyon National Park, Yuma, Flagstaff and Mesa provided beautiful and inspiring film sets.