|Author at John Wayne birthplace|
The movie industry in its glory days had room for rock-solid conservatives such as John Wayne--who was born Marion Robert Morrison in 1907 in Winterset, Iowa. Earlier today the John Wayne Museum, which is adjacent to his birthplace in the Madison County town, opened. In attendance were Wayne's daughter Aissa, Terry Brandstad, the governor of Iowa, Scott Eyman, the author of John Wayne: The Life and Legend, and of course fans of the Duke.
I visited Wayne birthplace in 2010--below is my account.
Iowa I Opener: John Wayne's birthplace