The picturesque, open range near Las Vegas, NM, was captured in various scenes of the 1969 classic True Grit.
The film was directed by Henry Hathaway and starred Kim Darby as Mattie Ross and John Wayne as U.S. Marshal Rooster Cogburn. Wayne won his only Academy Award for his performance in this film and reprised his role as Cogburn in the 1975 sequel Rooster Cogburn.
The cast also features Glen Campbell, Robert Duvall, Dennis Hopper and Strother Martin.
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