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True Grit Cafe Christian Murdock; The Gazette
The True Grit Cafe, pictured Jan. 14, 2018, in Ridgway, Colo., was built in 1986 as a tribute to John Wayne and the movie "True Grit." Photo Credit: Christian Murdock; The Colorado Springs Gazette

The Colorado Town of ‘True Grit’ Fame

Henry Hathaway clearly fell under the spell of the San Juan Mountains, their tops like rows of shattered glass above rolling valleys. He’d filmed some of “How the West Was Won” here in 1961 and returned eight years later to shoot perhaps the most iconic Western ever, featuring the Duke at his […]