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Exploring history, destinations, people, & legends of this great  country since 2003.




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Route 66 - America's Mother Road, although no longer 'officially' in existence, is driven by travelers from across the world who want to take part in the American experience. See our Route 66 photo galleries HERE.




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In 1926, when Route 66 was commissioned, only 800 miles were paved. It wasn't until 1937 that Route 66 got paved end-to-end.



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American Factoids:


The National Park System was created on August 25, 1916 when Congress passed the National Park Service Organic Act. Today there are over 400 National Parks in the United States.



Yellowstone, the oldest U.S. National Park, attracts some three million visitors every year to experience its many wonders. Located in the states of Montana, Wyoming and Idaho, Yellowstone covers 3,470 square miles, primarily in the northwest corner of Wyoming. Famous for its geysers, hot springs, and free-ranging wild animals, Yellowstone is a seasonal wonder, offering an abundance of activities for all ages and interests!


Old Faithful, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

Old Faithful, July, 2008, Kathy Weiser.

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Old West Factoids

  • Jesse James, the most celebrated bandit in western history reveled in his notoriety and one time he even wrote his own press release about the robbery, which he handed to the engineer of the train before riding away with his men.

  • Barbed wire, a fencing material made of twisted wire with spaced coiled barbs, turned the open plains of the West into enclosed pastures and forever changed the society and economy of the region. It was the invention of Illinois farmer Joseph Farwell Glidden who received his patent in November 24, 1874. Ranchers could now isolate their cattle and control breeding.


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Men dressed as Kachinas


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Terlingua, Texas, 1936

Located between Big Bend National Park and Big Bend Ranch State Park in southwest Texas, Terlingua is Texas’ most visited ghost town. The name “Terlingua” actually applies to a mining district, and there were three different settlements located here in southwestern Brewster County. The name derives from two Spanish words, tres and lenguas, meaning “three tongues,” called such for one of two reasons. Still debated today, some say “three tongues” refer to the three languages spoken in the area long ago – English, Spanish, and Native American. The second reason refers to the three forks of Terlingua Creek.

The first settlement in the area was a Mexican village located on Terlingua Creek three miles above its confluence with the Rio Grande River. In the mid-1880’s, cinnabar, from which the metal mercury is extracted, was discovered, which would slowly change the region from a single sleepy village into a mining district. 

Read more about Terlinqua Here

See our Terlingua photo gallery HERE.


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Medicine BagCreate Your Medicine Bag - A Native American medicine bag or medicine bundle is a container for items believed to protect, provide guidance to, and give spiritual powers to its owner. This ancient concept has been used around the world for thousands of years. Among the indigenous peoples of America, most medicine bags hold items such as animal furs, special stones, traditional or alternative healing items, or anything that means something to the owner. When you create a medicine bag and wear it close to your heart you are connecting with your spiritual self.


Choose your bag and fill with items you might find important to you such as healing crystals, arrowheads, balms, symbolic sage bundles, art, feathers, prayer blessings and more.

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Dave and Kathy at Big Nose Kate's Saloon in Tombstone, Arizona

Lots of folks think Legends of America is a big corporation with dozens of employees -- because we've been around so long & provide thousands of web pages -- Nope, we're not.


Legends is actually comprised of just two of us -- Dave & Kathy, who have a love of history, travel, and a desire to share it with the world!


Though we are a small Mom & Pop "shop", we have decades of customer service & business experience between the two us -- in both large and small organizations. With an entrepreneurial dream, we launched Legends of America in 2003


We are Midwest born and bred with great values. You'll find, with just an email, phone call, or order, that our customer service is Over the Top!!


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