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John Wayne's birthday is celebration for western wear store

John Wayne's birthday is celebration for western wear store

The father-son owners of Carol's Western Wear in Glen Burnie are so attached to the legend of John Wayne that they know his boot size and preference for plain brown with a squared-off toe. They will mark the 105th birthday of America's well-known cowboy Saturday with a storewide sale that includes everything from alarm clocks and mugs with the Duke's image to several nearly 6-foot tall cut-outs of the actor in full-Western regalia. Bob Chance, who opened the store on Ritchie Highway 50 years ago, now operates it with son, who goes by the same name. The two have for decades made a ritual out of the star's birthday and see it as a way to honor the American icon with...

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