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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Cars for Stars

Cars for Stars

George Harris of Barris Kustom Industries next to one of John Wayne’s Station Wagons. Hollywood’s leading car customizer — George Barris — devised a...

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Pledged to the Flag

Pledged to the Flag

The first flag raised on Iwo Jima during WWII, provided by Annin Flagmakers. Nearly two centuries after its founding, the standard-bearer of...

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A True Original

A True Original

For cultural preservationist and one-time park ranger Doug Leen, chasing down remnants of America’s past for future generations is both passion and...

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Pitch Perfect

Pitch Perfect

Photo courtesy of Sheridan Travel & Tourism The gold standard of American manufacturers, Wyoming’s own Sheridan Tent & Awning gives grade-A...

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Wayne for America!

Wayne for America!

In the spirit of election season, two John Wayne-inspired campaigns get our vote. Written by Jenn Thornton Come election season, the talk is all...

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Wayne on the Range

Wayne on the Range

America’s quintessential on-screen cowboy took the reins in Hollywood—and of a cattle operation to boot. Written by Jenn Thornton The number of hats...

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Duke’s Legacy: Part 7

Duke’s Legacy: Part 7

In honor of Father’s Day comes the seventh photo story of John Wayne in a role he played best: Dad. MARISA WAYNE Marisa is Duke’s youngest daughter...

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Duke’s Legacy: Part 6

Duke’s Legacy: Part 6

In honor of Father’s Day comes the sixth photo story of John Wayne in a role he played best: Dad. ETHAN WAYNE Ethan is John Wayne’s youngest son...

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Duke’s Legacy: Part 5

Duke’s Legacy: Part 5

In honor of Father’s Day comes the fifth photo story of John Wayne in a role he played best: Dad. Aissa in the director’s chair reading her dad’s...

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Duke’s Legacy: Part 4

Duke’s Legacy: Part 4

In honor of Father’s Day comes the fourth photo story of John Wayne in a role he played best: Dad. Melinda gives her dad a hug. MELINDA WAYNE MUNOZ...

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Duke’s Legacy: Part 3

Duke’s Legacy: Part 3

In honor of Father’s Day comes the third photo story of John Wayne in a role he played best: Dad. Patrick with his dad on set of the western film...

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Duke’s Legacy: Part 2

Duke’s Legacy: Part 2

In honor of Father’s Day comes the second photo story of John Wayne in a role he played best: Dad. MARY ANOTONIA WAYNE Born in 1936, Mary Antonia,...

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Duke’s Legacy: Part 1

Duke’s Legacy: Part 1

In honor of Father’s Day comes the first photo story of John Wayne in a role he played best: Dad. MICHAEL WAYNE Born in 1934, Michael was John...

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Day of the Duke

Day of the Duke

John Wayne on the set of The Alamo, c. 1960. A Lone Star State-inspired capsule collection marks the return of John Wayne Day—and Duke’s status as...

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Calling the Shots

Calling the Shots

Granger cottonseed oil mill, c. 1910. Photo by Bronson Dorsey Photographer Bronson Dorsey’s photographic exploration Lost, Texas captures the beauty...

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Two for the Show

Two for the Show

John Wayne (Rooster Cogburn) with Kim Darby on the set of True Grit (1969) in Ridgway, CO. The National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum’s new...

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A Big Production

A Big Production

John Wayne on the set of True Grit in Ridgway, Colorado To Honor the 50-Year Anniversary of True Grit, Old West Fest brings another classic to town....

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A Glittering Talent

A Glittering Talent

Tailor Nudie Cohn, famous designer and style icon widely known for inventing the Nudie Suit, embellishing with everything from fringe and...

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