Photos from the 2012 Event
The 2012 John Wayne Birthday Celebration in his hometown of Winterset, Iowa celebrated Duke’s birth and the 60th Anniversary of his film The Quiet Man.
Great weather for the Inisfree 5K Run/Walk.
The Firemen’s Pancake Breakfast fed a hungry horde of guests and local folk.
Some of The Shannon Rovers Irish Pipe Band in front of the Winterset water tower heading for the Fireman’s Pancake Breakfast (left).
The Shannon Rovers also performed several impromptu numbers at the event.“It’s kind of a tradition that we play in firehouses. A lot of our guys are firefighters.”
Hear The Shannon Rovers playing a song from The Quiet Man:
Local historians described the participation of Madison County’s Irish during the Civil War at a special Commemoration at Monumental Park.
A genuine Irish jaunting car like the one in The Quiet Man was available for rides.
The crowd gathers for food and festivities at the John Wayne Birthplace Museum Benefit Dinner.
John Wayne’s granddaughter Jennifer (left) and her mom Aissa Wayne sing the Star Spangled Banner at the John Wayne Birthplace Museum Benefit Dinner.
Aissa Wayne signs some items for Duke fans during the John Wayne Birthplace Museum Benefit Dinner.
Aissa Wayne (left) and Savannah Dougherty, who lives across the street from the Birthplace Welcome Center.
The Iowa Theatre ran an all-John Wayne day with showings of The Quiet Man and the documentary John Ford —Dreaming The Quiet Man on the schedule.
More photos to come!
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