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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Dress of the West

Dress of the West

Whittier Boulevard Regulars, April 15, 1979. Photo by Dean Musgrove/Herald Examiner Collection/LA Public Library. Six Style Archetypes of the...

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Park It!

Park It!

Yellowstone National Park is turning 150 this year and you’re invited—now and always. Written by Jenn Thornton A lot of things get better with age....

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Hanging on for Gold

Hanging on for Gold

This May, the 2022 PBR World Finals come charging into Fort Worth. Written by Constance Dunn In the spring of 1992, a group of 20 top bull riders...

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Run the Grit Series!

Run the Grit Series!

Beautiful scenery of the Pioneertown Grit Series trail run. Show your grit in the fight against cancer by running or walking through iconic John...

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Make Some Noise!

Make Some Noise!

MARKING ITS 70TH ANNIVERSARY, JOHN WAYNE CLASSIC THE QUIET MAN IS COMING TO A THEATER IN A TOWN NEAR YOU.  Written by Jenn Thornton Can’t believe...

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Buck Up, Partner!

Buck Up, Partner!

A legendary Western event, the Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo rides again. Written by Jenn Thornton For those unable to rein in their enthusiasm...

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Patriot Days

Patriot Days

The National WWII Museum exterior On the eve of the 80th anniversary of Pearl Harbor, the National WWII Museum ramps up with new programming that...

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The Show Goes On

The Show Goes On

Highlights of John Wayne’s personal collection—including Kachina dolls and rare Native American imagery—are on show at the National Cowboy &...

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Show Stopping!

Show Stopping!

The Quiet Voice of Waters Fall by artist C. Michael Dudash Western painters and sculptors exhibit contemporary works of Western realism at the...

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Viva Tequila!

Viva Tequila!

Duke Spirits unveils a special line of tequilas…with a twist. Written by Constance Dunn While John Wayne may have been all-American, he had a...

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Driving the Duke

Driving the Duke

NASCAR winner Austin Dillon takes the wheel with John Wayne painted on his No. 3 Cowboy Channel Chevy. Written by Constance Dunn When Austin Dillon...

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Coming Up!

Coming Up!

Join us in Fort Worth, Texas for the celebration of John Wayne Day! May 26th at John Wayne: An American Experience Join us for a day full of good...

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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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In the Arena with Wayne

In the Arena with Wayne

John Wayne at his 26 Bar Ranch in Arizona. Photo courtesy of JWE The National Finals Rodeo rides into town with ropin’, Reba and a roster of...

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Marathon’s Man

Marathon’s Man

Runners take your mark! The John Wayne Grit Series races its way to Lone Pine, a stronghold for the western legends of Hollywood history. Written by...

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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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