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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Inherit the West

Inherit the West

DESCENDED FROM COWBOYS, RANCHERS AND RODEO STARS, THE YOUNG GUNS OF THE NEW JOHN WAYNE STOCK & SUPPLY CAMPAIGN ARE PRESERVING THE LANDS AND...

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We Were Here

We Were Here

Negro State Fair. Bonham, Texas. circa 1913. Photo: Texas State Historical Association, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons. The rich history of...

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Romantic in the West

Romantic in the West

An art exhibition invites aficionados to discover American Southwest culture through the eyes — and brushstrokes — of romantic and modernist...

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This Land is Your Land

This Land is Your Land

Outdoor and adventure outfitter, Explore Ranches makes the wildest dreams come true. Written by Jenn Thornton “At Explore Ranches, we believe wild...

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Grand in the Canyon

Grand in the Canyon

Under Canvas’s new location in Lake Powell – Grand Staircase will have you outward bound this summer. Written by Jenn Thornton Did someone...

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Beyond Your Wildest Dreams

Beyond Your Wildest Dreams

A new woodsy, adults-only retreat in beautiful Big Sky country wants you to go Green this summer—and all year round. Written by Jenn Thornton Let’s...

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Cowboy Cultured

Cowboy Cultured

In town for the John Wayne exhibit? Texas-sized hospitality is at the hotel next door. Written by Jenn Thornton Lone star, huh? In the case of Hotel...

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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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Hand in Hand

Hand in Hand

Longtime partner of John Wayne Enterprises, Case Knives has been producing pocket candy for more than a century. Written by Wendy Bowman If you grew...

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In Her Hands

In Her Hands

Artist, climber and outdoors enthusiast, Jaclyn Souza takes the wheel of Uzumati Ceramics. Written by Jenn Thornton “I’ve always been a creative...

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Authentic Style

Authentic Style

Founded in 1946, Rockmount pioneered the snap-button Western shirt. Rooted in Western principles, fourth generation-run Rockmount is a classic...

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Leaving a Mark

Leaving a Mark

Isaac Childs, founder and CEO of Rustico. Inspired by the spirit of adventure, Rustico leather places authenticity and craftsmanship at its heart....

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Nature’s Escape

Nature’s Escape

In Utah, where John Wayne once roamed for Western classics like Stagecoach, is just the spot to hang your hat. Written by Karine Monié Deep canyons...

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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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Rustic Chic

Rustic Chic

J. Alexander Rustic Silver looks to Navajo tradition to inform its turquoise treasures. Written by Jenn Thornton There is a lot of talk about J....

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Run of the Mill

Run of the Mill

Pendleton’s National Park blanket collection. Photo courtesy of Pendleton In giving bunkhouse wool a rich Western artistry, Pendleton has fashioned...

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Artistic Vision

Artistic Vision

Painting “Of Earth and Wind” by local artist Kathryn Mapes Turner, whose work captures the essence of Jackson Hole’s independent spirit. This year’s...

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Custom-Built Business

Custom-Built Business

Born a craftsman, Jay Teske’s talents led him from tattoo artist to American Choppers to the creation of Jay Teske Leather Co. Photo by Brandon...

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Legend in a Bottle

Legend in a Bottle

Written by Constance Dunn As a child in Northern Ireland, Desmond Campbell would sit on the floor of his grandparents’ house and soak up John Wayne...

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