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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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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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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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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Chapter & Verse

Chapter & Verse

A classic spoken-word album by John Wayne spawns a patriotic picture-book for kids. Written by Jenn Thornton In 1973, just a few years after he won...

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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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Honky Tonk Heaven

Honky Tonk Heaven

Country music, bull riding and Texas BBQ take center stage at Billy Bob's Texas. Written by Constance Dunn On April Fools’ Day 1981, Billy Bob’s...

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Get Ready, Get Set

Get Ready, Get Set

Show your grit in the fight against cancer by running or walking through iconic John Wayne movie locations and rugged Western landscapes. Join us...

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The Toast of Texas

The Toast of Texas

For nearly a quarter of a century, the Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame has been celebrating legends of the Lone Star State. Written by Constance Dunn...

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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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An Ode to Southwest Pop

An Ode to Southwest Pop

Paul Dyck, The Medicine Lodge, 1966, collection of the Tucson Museum of Art, Gift of Mrs. Frederic O. Hess. An exhibition highlights the unique...

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Wild at Heart

Wild at Heart

Unbridled in her belief in a more compassionate horsemanship, Mustang Maddy is blazing new trails in horse training. Written by Jenn Thornton “There...

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Transcontinental Connection

Transcontinental Connection

Artist Dani Vergés Spanish artist Dani Vergés on the everlasting lure of the American West. Written by Constance Dunn There’s a universality to the...

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A Cowboy’s Quest

A Cowboy’s Quest

Randy Hook of The Compton Cowboys. A community-centric equestrian outfit saddles up to support local youth. Written by Constance Dunn “I know at...

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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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Of Western Folk

Of Western Folk

From the French countryside to Montana—and from fashion to the Western canvas—Chloé Marie Gaillard Burk blazes a trail as unique as her creations....

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Warhol and the West

Warhol and the West

Andy Warhol, Cowboys and Indians: John Wayne, 1986 The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh; Founding Collection, Contribution The Andy Warhol Foundation...

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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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