THE JOURNAL

The Journal is a collection of stories that celebrate the legacy of John Wayne through art, events, special collaborations, and more.

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Lightning Strikes

Lightning Strikes

  For Tom Clavin — best-selling author of wildly popular books set in the West — a harrowing World War II survival story about an ordinary man...

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A Marine’s Stories

A Marine’s Stories

Novelist Karl Marlantes. Photo courtesy of Grove Atlantic The life of decorated combat veteran and novelist Karl Marlantes is—like the man...

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Character Driven

Character Driven

Novelist and craftsman Malcolm Brooks Montana novelist and craftsman Malcolm Brooks builds on his reputation as one of the finest writers of the...

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Talkin’ Walt

Talkin’ Walt

Author Craig Johnson. Photo by Adam Jahiel For master of contemporary western crime fiction Craig Johnson—best-selling author of the Longmire...

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Along for the Ride

Along for the Ride

A safe haven for at-risk youth, the Compton Junior Equestrians Program keeps kids in the saddle and off the streets. Written by Wendy Bowman When...

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Life at the Lookout

Life at the Lookout

In a modernized example of classic American “parkitecture,” Somer Treat of the Old Montana Building Company is forever on watch. Written by Jenn...

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The Ride of Her Life

The Ride of Her Life

The lone cowgirl in the Compton Cowboys, and a competitive barrel racer with National Finals Rodeo dreams, Keiara Wade is in the arena. Written by...

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The Ballad of Brigid Reedy

The Ballad of Brigid Reedy

Musical artist Brigid Reedy. Photo by John Reedy. The voice of cowboy music and poetry for a new generation strikes a chord in the modern American...

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True Tritt

True Tritt

Keeping with the unique soul of country music, country-music legend Travis Tritt has never changed his tune. Written by Constance Dunn  Country...

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Runaway Talent

Runaway Talent

Multi-talented artist Hannah Mulholland From music to fine art, Hannah Mulholland is a renaissance woman for the modern day. As told to Constance...

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