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Welcome to Legends of America!!

A Website for the Nostalgic & Historic Minded

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





American Factoids:


The first western saloons really didnít fit our classic idea of what a saloon looks like, but rather, were hastily thrown together tents or lean-to's where a lonesome traveler might strike up a conversation, where a cowman might make a deal, or a miner or a soldier might while away their off hours. However, as the settlement became more populated, the saloon would inevitably prosper, taking on the traditional trimmings of the Old West.


Keystone Hall, Laramie, Wyoming, 1868.




By 1884 the great era of the buffalo ended and nothing remained of the massive buffalo herds but piles of bones. At that time there were only some 1,200-2,000 surviving buffalo left in the United States.


Rainfall in Death Valley averages less than 2 inches a year. There have been some years of no recorded rainfall at all!



Did You Know?

Spanish Missions were not churches. They were Indian towns, with the church as the focus, where, in the 1700s, the native people were learning to become Spanish citizens. In order to become a citizen, they had to be Catholic; that is why the King of Spain sent missionaries to acculturate them.



July History Highlights


Declaration of Independence

Vicksburg Surrender

The Last Great Buffalo Hunt






Pic Fave of the Moment


Pueblo Hotel Vintage Sign, by Jeroen and Maggie Boersma

Built as the Willard Hotel, in Tucson, Arizona in the early 1900's, in 1948 the property was renamed the Pueblo Hotel and Apartments. The sign went through various stages, with the swimming pool text and diver added in the 1950's. This vintage icon of a sign in Tucson was restored in 2012. Photo by Jeroen and Maggie Boersma and featured in our new Boersma Collection.



Featured Fotos:  Americana





Americana - From baseball to apple pie, Thanksgiving to cheeseburgers, Norman Rockwell paintings to a genre of American music having roots in early folk and country styles, Americana is all things American. More specifically, it is those values, traditions, cultures found within the melting pot of the United States.  Read More..



More Featured Photos:

  • Through The Lens Of Fisk - A native Texan and now longtime Oklahoman, David Fisk is a retired newspaper editor, writer and photographer, living in Edmond, Oklahoma since 1986.

  • Toodling through Kansas - A sampling of Kansas photos, from one end to the other. .

  Did You Know?


There is one active volcano, thousands of petrified trees, and almost 300 waterfalls in Yellowstone National Park.


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The Donner Party Tragedy


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Legends' General Store

Legends General Store - Supporting our love of history since 2003. Americana, the Old West, Route 66, Native Americans, Books, Posters, DVD's, Postcards & More!!

Legends of America's Photo ShopLegends Photo Shop - Taking photographs during our travels and restoring vintage photos & creating photo art when we're home, you'll find hundreds of images of America.

Legends Of America's Facebook Fan PageLegend's Facebook Page - Daily posts on everything Legends, along with photo tours of our travels.




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Legends of Kansas - While Legends of America is our priority, Kathy grew up in Kansas, and Dave lived there for years, so we implemented a more in-depth site called Legends of Kansas.

Legends of America's Photo BlogLegends' Photo Blog - Follow our travels as we make our way across America finding bunches of out of the way places, legends, historic sites, ghost towns, and great photo opportunities.
Legends of America on TwitterLegends on Twitter - Daily tweets of American History

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Legends on YouTube - Legends topics, photos, & short documentaries.

Legends on PinterestLegends On Pinterest - Boards of our favorites. Newspaper and CoffeeFree E-Newsletter - Provides you with periodic updates and new information on travel destinations, product specials, and new stories on historic people and places of American History.


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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