Looking for a unique locally-produced present? If you missed the Old West Fest in October 2019, you can still get your copy of True Grit: A 50-Year Tribute.
This 128-page book celebrates movie making in Southwest Colorado, the film career of John Wayne, and a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the famous movie that won John Wayne his only Oscar.
Available locally at the True Grit Cafe (Ridgway), The Ridgway Visitors Center, Museum of the Mountain West (Montrose) and the Ouray Bookshop (Ouray). Or buy it at the Ridgway Old West Fest 2021 in September!
You may also purchase mail order from the Ouray Country Ranch History Museum (ocrhm.org) click on their books and events page and scroll to the bottom of the page.
“True Grit: A Fifty Year Tribute is a marvelous document of the making the film and is filled with rare photographs and delightful anecdotes from the lucky people who were there.”
Brian Downes, Executive director
John Wayne Birthplace Museum
“A labor of love by the Ridgway Western Heritage Society, the book is a wide-format compendium of photographs and firsthand accounts from the set and on location, including period articles from local newspapers that lend a very personal touch.”
Dave Lauterborn, Wild West Magazine
Ridgway Old West Fest
PO Box 1435, Ridgway, CO 81432 US
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