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The Eastern States

In Old West Slang, the eastern states of our nation were called

"The Old States."



We were never sure that we would move eastward beyond the Mississippi River in our writings on Legends of America. Since its inception in 2003, we have dedicated ourselves to the American West. However, as we delve deeper into American History on topics ranging from Native Americans to the American Revolution, and the Civil War, we find legends, people, and historic destinations that just beg to be added.


So, Welcome to the "The Old States." In Old West Slang, that's what the eastern states of our nation were called.


You'll see just a smattering of stories to begin with, most of which relate to Early American History or ghostly legends submitted by readers. However, stay tuned as we gradually add more content to our ever expanding website.


In the meantime, enjoy your travels back east and be sure to send any suggestions you have along the way.



Kathy R. Weiser

General Articles & Categories:

American Revolution

American Revolution Timeline

A Century Of Exploration

The Civil War

People of the Civil War

Colonial Era Indian Wars

Confederate States of America

The Early Outlaw

Initial Battles for Independence

Heroes and Patriots of America

New England Settlements

People of the Old States

The Proprietary Colonies

The Spanish Explore America

The War of 1812 - American Independence Confirmed




Alabama - The Yellowhammer State

Delaware - The First State

Florida - Sun & Fun - Legends & Lore in the Sunshine State

Georgia - Empire State of the South

Illinois - Traveling the Trails of Lincoln


Potawatomi Trail of Death

The National Road - Connecting Mountains and Rivers

Reno Gang & the 1st Big Train Robbery

Kentucky - Mountaineering in the Blue Grass State

Louisiana - Legends of the Pelican State

Maryland - The Old Line State

Massachusetts - Peace Under Liberty in the Bay State

Michigan - The Great Lakes State

Mississippi People, Places and Events

New Jersey

Haunted Caulderwood Manor in Gladstone

New York - Liberty & Justice in the Empire State

North Carolina - Legends of the Tar Heel State

Ohio - The Buckey State

Pennsylvania People, Places and Events

South Carolina - The Keystone of the South Atlantic Seaboard

Tennessee - Legends & History of the Volunteer State

Virginia - Down Where the South Begins

Washington D.C.

Ghosts Of The National Capitol

West Virginia

The National Road - Connecting Mountains and Rivers


Wisconsin - America's Dairy Land




Did You Know?


The First Texas Infantry lost 82%

 of their men killed, wounded and missing while fighting in the cornfield at Antietam, Maryland. It was the highest casualty rate for any Confederate regiment in one battle of the Civil War.





State Capitol of Illinois in Springfield, Vintage Postcard

Springfield, Illinois



Fort Moultrie, South Carolina

Fort Moultrie, South Carolina, A. Vizitelly,1861.

This image available for photographic

 prints  and downloads HERE!




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