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

 

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If you love Route 66, enjoy coloring, and like to share with others, this book is for you! The Route 66 Postcard Coloring Book contains 20 postcards of various places along America's Mother Road, each ready for your own artistic touch. Made in Missouri, U.S.A.  For more information, visit Legends' General Store.

 

 

 

Different animal guides, also called spirit guides or power animals, come in and out of our lives depending on the direction that we are headed and the tasks that need to be completed along our journey.

For more information see: Native American Totems & Their Meanings

 

 

 

 Happy Birthday

 

 

 

 

 

 

American Factoids:

 

What does the flag of the United States represent?


 


The U.S. flag has 13 red and white stripes, symbolizing the original 13 colonies. The 50 white stars on a blue background in the upper left corner represent the number of states in the union.

What are the colors of the United States, and what do they symbolize?

Red – hardiness and valor
White – purity and innocence
Blue – vigilance, perseverance, justice

 

What are the largest (most populous) cities in the United States?


New York City
Los Angeles
Chicago
Houston
Philadelphia

 

 

 

Native American Facts & Trivia

  • In 1820 more than 20,000 Indians lived in virtual slavery in the California missions.

  • More than 50% of state names are based on Native American words. Twenty-seven state names have Indian meanings including Utah, named for the Ute tribe; Kentucky, which means planted field in the Iroquois language; Kansas, named for the Kanza (Kaw) tribe; and dozens more.

  • There are approximately 296 spoken (or formerly spoken) indigenous languages north of Mexico. Hundreds of other have entirely ceased to exist.

  • There were an estimated 18-20 million Native Americans living in the United States when Europeans first arrived.

  • According to the 2010 Census, 5.2 million people in the United States are  identified as American Indian and Alaska Native, either alone or in combination with one or more other races, comprising 1.7% percent of the total population.

 

Pic Fave of the Moment

 Boot on the Fence in South Dakota

Boot on the fence in South Dakota by Kathy Weiser-Alexander.

Image available for photo prints & editorial downloads HERE.

 

 

Did You Know?

 

St Augustine, Florida is the oldest continuously occupied city and port established by Europeans in the continental United States. 

 

Oldest U.S. City

 

The Alcazar Hotel is now the Lightner Museum in St. Augustine, FloridaLocated in Northeast Florida, St. Augustine is the oldest continuously occupied European-established settlement and port in the continental United States. The area was first explored by Spanish Puerto Rico Governor, Juan Ponce de Leon on April 3, 1513 when he landed, remained for five days, and claimed the region for the Spanish Crown.

 

However, it would be more than 50 years before any settlement would be established. Though other attempts at European colonization were made in Florida by the Spanish and the French, all failed until Spanish Captain Pedro Menendez de Aviles arrived on September 8, 1565. Sailing through the St. Augustine Inlet into Matanzas Bay he, along with 1,500 soldiers and colonists disembarked near the Timucuan Indian town of Seloy. He also brought the first slaves in what would become the United States. Taking possession of the territory along the river, he founded a settlement, naming it St. Augustine because he first sighted Florida on August 28, St. Augustine's Day, a Catholic holiday.

 

 

Featured 'Fotos':  Mining

 

 

 

See all our Native American Photos HERE.

 

 

More Featured Photos:

  • South Dakota - Vintage and current photographs and art of South Dakota.

  • Native Americans - A look at our Native American collection through a series of galleries including by tribe.

 

 

 

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Through the end of the month, save on all in-stock CD's and DVD's. No coupon required, just add to cart to see the savings. Historic maps, books, old time radio shows, vintage newsreels and more on CD/DVD. Also see our selection of DVD's, including Travel & National Parks, history from the Old West to the Civil War, ghost towns and more!

 

Sale ends December 31!

 

Hey, Ya'll! 


 

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!!

 

The Legends General Store and our Photo Shop are the means for providing the volumes of information to our readers at no cost. 

 

 

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