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  • Mark your calendars! True Grit is making a return to theaters for two dates in May 2019.

    Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the classic Western that won John Wayne his first and only Oscar®. The legendary movie star gives his most iconic performance as Rooster Cogburn, a drunken, uncouth and totally fearless one-eyed U.S. Marshall hired by a headstrong young girl (Kim Darby) to find the man who murdered her father. When Cogburn's employer insists on accompanying the older gunfighter, sparks… [Read More]
  • All right, pilgrim, Hollywood may have been where Western movie icon John Wayne made his fame and fortune, but he clearly also left a mark – and perhaps a piece of his heart – in Arizona.

    The bigger than life celluloid cowboy's love affair with our state dates back to 1930 and “The Big Trail,” which was filmed near Yuma. He starred in or directed in dozens of movies filmed in Arizona including the classics “Stagecoach (1939),” “Angel and the Badman (1947),” and “Red River… [Read More]
  • 2019 marks the 50th anniversary of True Grit, the movie that earned John Wayne his only Academy Award. The famous director Henry Hathaway brought a cast and crew to Ridgway and Ouray County in the summer of 1968 to film much of the movie, which was released in 1969. The first annual Ridgway Old West Fest, organized by the Ridgway Western Heritage Society and scheduled for October 11-13, 2019, will celebrate Ridgway's brief transformation into Fort Smith, Arkansas, half a century ago.

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  • DCtheQuietMan -

    Posted the thread True Grit Trail.

    John Wayne's Grandson attends signing of True Grit trail Bill LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - The signing of the True Grit Trail bill had a special guest in attendance today, John Wayne's grandson! State Representative Mary Bently (R-Perryville) tweeted a photo…
  • Kevin -

    Replied to the thread Question.

    Hi Marsha, welcome to the community! Feel free to link to the site from any other website to direct others to info that you want to highlight. What an incredible find to know that you are linked to one of the 20th centuries most icon public figures!
  • bakerhen -

    Replied to the thread Question.

    Thank you Mark. I'll wait to hear from Kevin then. Marsha
  • dukefan1 -

    Replied to the thread Question.

    Hello Marsha, and welcome to the board. I think that is cool that you can claim kinship to John Wayne. That's bragging rights, for sure! As for linking to this forum, I'll leave that decision up to the founder and board owner, Kevin. Do enjoy looking…
  • bakerhen -

    Posted the thread Question.

    Hi everyone! Thanks for allowing me to be here. My name is Marsha and I've learned that John Wayne is my 10th cousin. I was very excited. I'm an amateur genealogist and this is how I made my discovery. What would be the rules on using this website link