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





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Merry Gobble Boo Year - 4 holidays in one!

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A look at some of the images of "Good Old Days". Nostalgic images available for prints, merchandise and downloads HERE.




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Hispanic Heritage Month Sept 15-Oct 15

Spanish-American musicians in Taos, New Mexico

Spanish-American musicians in Taos, New Mexico by Russell Lee, 1940.


American Factoids:


Route 66, also known as "The Mother Road", was commissioned on November 11, 1926, picking up as many as possible bits and pieces of existing roads through 8 states, stretching from Illinois to California.



In 1926 only 800 miles of Route 66 were paved. It took until 1937 for the road to be paved end to end.


Brick Road Route 66 north of Auburn, Illinois

Today known as the Auburn Brick Road, it contains two original single span concrete bridges over Little Panther Creek constructed in 1920 and paved with brick in 1932. Image available for photo prints & editorial downloads HERE.



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.


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Colorized Service Station

This gas station once stood in Dalhart, Texas, black & white photo by Russell Lee, 1939. Photo restored, enhanced and colorized by Kathy Weiser-Alexander.



Did You Know?


Like so many other places in the Old West with violent histories, Tombstone is said to be one of the most haunted in Arizona


Tombstone Streets

Tombstone, Arizona todayThe streets of Tombstone themselves are said to be the pathways of many a lingering spirit, one of which is the long dead Marshal Fred White, who was accidentally shot by Cowboy faction leader, Curly Bill Brocius on October 28, 1880. White, the first marshal of Tombstone, had gained the respect of the Clanton Gang, and in fact, had arrested "Cowboy members on a number of occasions, rarely having any problems when doing so. In the early morning of October 28th, Curly Bill and several of his cohorts were making sport by shooting up the town.

When White went to disarm the gunman, a shot was accidentally fired, hitting White in the groin. Though, it was thought that he would make a full recovery, two days later he died. Today, he is said to haunt the street in front of the shooting site, which was an empty lot where the Bird Cage Theatre was built a year later.

Read more "Ghosts of Tombstone"

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 Route 66 Postcard Coloring Book

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. Then after you color, remove each and send as a postcard. Complete with stamp placement on the back, and information on each location.  Or, keep your finished work as a reminder of fun times traveling Route 66.

20 Postcards are 5x7", perforated pages for easy tear out. Book is 5x8". 

Book designed and published in Missouri, U.S.A.

This book is also available wholesale to businesses.  




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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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