Growing up I always enjoyed John Wayne's movies. As I got older I learned to respect the man and the values he worked to promote in his roles. When we moved to Omaha this February I had no idea The Duke was born in this part of the world. I have to wonder if his ties to the Midwest had something to do with the values he portrayed.
Nevertheless, my work requires me to travel around the Midwest and today my wife and I made a stop to visit the Birthplace of John Wayne. Only 14 miles off the Interstate! :)
We enjoyed visiting the house where he was born but I was a little disappointed and confused about not being able to take pictures of the interior of the house. Not that it mattered because I figure the $14 was for a good cause, preservation of all things John Wayne but it felt kind of slick that nothing was said about pictures until after we paid the tour fee.
If it wasn't so far from Omaha, I would take people when they visit but if you get the chance, take the 28 mile round-trip detour and relive some memories when the United States was a better place.
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