Central Texas town revels in ‘True Grit’ remake

"True Grit," a film classic that saw John Wayne receive an Academy Award for Best Actor in 1969, is being refilmed in Granger.

This rural crossroads of 1,400 situated on Texas 95 between Bartlett and Taylor dates back to 1882 when the Houston and San Antonio branches of the Missouri, Kansas and Texas Railroad intersected here.

The brick facades of the buildings along its 100-foot wide main street reflect the era of the late 19th century.

Construction crews busily hammering, nailing and painting up and down the main drag have enhanced facades and built movie sets. The frantic activity brings to mind the feeling of an 1880s boomtown in the making. Saloons, mercantile stores, a gallows and homes are going up in empty lots where buildings were long ago torn down.

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