greenberetkirby- Great story, and a great Dad. Welcom aboard.
Yes, there is a sign, but I don't remember it.
I also went to winterset,Ia one, they closed the door on the house at 5p.m,
We arrrived about 5:15, walked around and looked in the windows. Bought some
gas and talked to several of the locals. The town tried to get Duke to come back
and visit,but he never did.
We go to minneapolis every year, so go by on the freeway, winterset is about
15 miles off and a small nice little town.
I was born in '42 and grew up. Now with all the Cd's and statellite. I watch Duke's
movies over and over. Visted Newport Beach in 1994. Took a tour and they pointed out
his round house, three of his yacht's, including the minesweeper. Also,where some of
the "Sands of Iwo Jima" was filmed, all houses by then.
I just bought "There rode a legend", tells and show his ranch in Arizona. I really
enjoyed Patrick Wayne in the movies.
In 2007 went to Ireland, to Cong a nice place to visit, took a Quiet Man tour", really
enjoyed it. It was June and salmon were running there. Also saw the bridge and the train station. The bar building was not a bar yet, but they said it was going to be.
Bought Maureen O'hara's bio., good and a book on the making of "The Quiet Man"
Don't remake it, that's all they will show on TV from then on. Like that awful stagecoach by willie nelson.
God Bless Duke's family, with faith in God and long happy lives,