As we continue our tour of John Wayne's 26 Bar Ranch, here is a photo of Duke and Pilar Wayne, & Duke's partner, Louis Johnson and his wife Alice.
The Main House can be seen as well as the guest house to the left of the Main House.
Here is the Main House.
And another view of the Main House.
And a view of the buildings from the back.
This is the former ranch foreman's house. Chili Bill purchased this home and lived there for many years. That's John Wayne's old pick up truck parked out front.
Another view of John Wayne's pickup.
And another view.
And yet another view. check out the license plate.
Here is a close up of the license plate on John Wayne's old ranch pickup.
The fireplace in Chili Bill's house, decorated with a pair of John Wayne's boots, 26 Bar branding irons, and a whiskey jug and spitoon that Bill says were used in the film, "Rio Bravo."
One of the last surviving ranch books from the 26 Bar, which were used to record cattle sales, breeding, range conditions and so forth.
Other buildings on the ranch included this horse barn...
... and this stock barn.
Some of Duke's Hollywood friends were known to visit the 26 Bar, including Merv Griffin (at right). That's Louis Johnson and his daughter at the left.
The scenery around the 26 Bar is fantastic. Here are a few photos.
And here is one of Duke and Louis' prize bulls.
Duke and Louis checking on ranch operations as some 26 Bar cowboys move part of the herd.
Duke and a young girl check on a calf.
Headquarters for John Wayne's & Louis Johnson's Red River Land and Cattle Company, located some 125 miles from the 26 Bar. The Red River Land and Cattle Company raised cotton and also had a massive feedlot operation.
And another photo of the Red River Land and Cattle Company headquarters.
Sure hope you are enjoying your tour of John Wayne's 26 Bar Ranch and Chili Bill's great stories. Stay tuned, because there's more to come in part four!