John Wayne

His public life and private life were a much richer character than he ever portrayed on screen.”- Patrick Wayne

When it comes to westerns one name resonates above all others, John Wayne. On this week’s Explore the West we hear from John Wayne’s family about what it was like to grow up with such a legend and how they are carrying on his legacy with the John Wayne Cancer Foundation.

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Images Courtesy of:
Donald C. & Elizabeth M. Dickinson Research Center
Anita La Cava Swift
John Wayne Cancer Foundation
Orange County Archives