By Mary K. Jacob September 9, 2021 nypost.com
In all its glory, nothing better represents the American Old West than the well-preserved Colorado ranch from John Wayne’s 1969 movie, “True Grit.” And now, for a whopping $10.95 million, someone can snap up a piece of film history.The owner has carefully preserved the three iconic buildings featured in the motion picture by constructing a modern cabin at a guarded distance in 2019, according to Realtor.com. Spanning a colossal 374 acres, the property’s three structures featured in the film remain exactly the same. The main, livable property was newly built in 2019 and measures over 6,000 square feet, with five bedrooms and seven bathrooms. Features of the primary residence include a two-story great room with a towering stone fireplace and views of the San Juan Mountains.The property also comes with a 1,500-square-foot guest cabin.
Located in the town of Placerville, the entire ranch is nestled in the mountains and is 30 miles from the popular ski and film festival location of Telluride.
Pegged as a “sportsman’s paradise,” the estate rests near some of Colorado’s most pristine hiking and fishing destinations with sizable populations of elk and mule deer.
Wayne would go on to win his only Oscar for “True Grit,” starring alongside Glenn Campbell. Wayne plays US Marshal “Rooster” Cogburn, a man of “true grit,” hired to track down a man who murdered a 14-year-old girl’s father. The film was adapted again in 2010, starring Jeff Bridges, Matt Damon, Hailee Steinfeld and Josh Brolin.
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