Earth Notes
10:09 pm
Thu May 24, 2007

A Stunt Rider Remembers The Duke

Springerville, AZ – This weekend marks the centennial of John Wayne's birth. The legendary actor made nearly 200 westerns during his movie career, some of them near the small town of Springerville. Local cowboys there were used as stunt riders, including one young cowgirl, P.J. Murphey. Now 71, P.J. is a feisty, tiny woman. From her home in Springerville, she shared some memories of The Duke with Arizona Public Radio's Gillian Ferris Kohl.