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Saloons in the American West

When America began its movement into the vast West, the saloon was right behind, or more likely, ever-present. Though places like Taos and Santa Fe, New Mexico already held a few Mexican cantinas, they were far and few between until the many saloons of the West began to sprout up wherever the pioneers established a settlement or where trails crossed. Read more about Saloons in the American West

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The Old West

The Old West



Did You Know? 

Wild Bill Hickok

Wild Bill Hickok

James Butler Hickok, better known as “Wild Bill“, was wagon master, soldier, scout, lawman, gunfighter, gambler, showman, and actor who was famous in the American West. He was murdered over a card game in Deadwood, South Dakota, August 2, 1876.

Read about Wild Bill Hickok & the Deadman’s Hand

More great tidbits of Old West History in our Frontier Facts & Trivia

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Prairie du Chien – Fur Trading Mecca

Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin, 1830

Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin, 1830

Prairie du Chien, as the western terminus of the Fox-Wisconsin portage, was a vital station on the route between Canada and the vast French-claimed heartland of North America. For more than a century the settlement was a base for French commercial exploitation of the entire region west of the Great Lakes. Read more Here


Journey through America’s Destinations HERE

Red Brick Road near Auburn, Illinois

Journey through America’s Destinations here.


Medicine Bags or Bundles

Medicine bags, 1910

Native American Medicine bags, Edward S. Curtis 1910. Click for prints, downloads and products.

A Native American medicine bag or medicine bundle is a container for items believed to protect or give spiritual powers to its owner. Varying in size, it could be small enough to wear around the neck or it could be a large bag with a long strap called a “bandolier.” Read More…

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American Tribes Poster

From Tribes and Heros to Myths and Medicine. Explore all that is Native American here.


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Made in the U.S.A. from soft deer hide, these fringed leather bags measure approximately 5 1/2″ long x 3 1/2″ wide, with the drawstring end at the top with about 1 1/2″ leather fringe at the bottom. Great for Pow Wows, Re-enactments, Living History, home use, and more. Get yours today!


Ghost Camels in the American Southwest

Ghost Camel

Ghost Camel

For years afterward, wild camels continued to be spied roaming in the desert, especially in southern Arizona. Along with these real sightings, a number of legends and tales began regarding these ugly beasts of burden. The most popular is the tale of a camel known as the Red Ghost. Read about Ghost Camels in the American Southwest.

Explore Legends, Ghosts, Myths & Mysteries

Venture into the unknown with our Legends, Ghosts, Myths & Mysteries.


Off Beat Roadside Attractions, Trivia, & More

Roadside stops, strange statues, larger than life items, gimmicky signs, quirky architecture — popping up along America’s roads and highways, often bring drivers to a screeching halt, a quick turn around, or, at the very least, an expletive — “what in the hell was that?”  Adventure into the Quirky HERE.

Travel Tips, Special Destinations, RV Information & More

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Dave & Kathy Alexander.

Legends of America is comprised of just the two of us — Dave & Kathy, who have a love of history, travel, and a desire to share it with the world! We have several others who have contributed along the way and always welcome more.

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

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  1. Dave and Kathy, you are both doing a fantastic job, keep up the great work you do ,I look forward for your E -Mails each month , I learned a lot of our country’s history,thank you.

  2. Always look forward to your newsletters.
    Very interesting and informative reads.
    Please keep up the good work.
    Kind Regards,
    Steve Rowley,
    Hampshire, United Kingdom.

  3. My name is Tony Pedraza, Great Grandson of Monico Pedraza who had a brother, uncle or cousin killed in El Paso, Texas by Texas Rangers during the Apache raids where seven families married into the Tiwa (Tiguan) Nation, ignoring the blood line of the Piro’s, which I am a descendant of , the name of the slain is Jose De La Luz Pedraza, My Great Grandfather and Grandfather are now buried here in Deming , New Mexico where Monico Pedraza came to live after the census in El Paso in the early 1800’s I have been banned from the Pueblo by the spiritual leader for having sacrilegious views, word of GOD above, Eagles taking my prayers up to the heavens. I have been banned for five years to include a bad standing with the Pueblo where it is controlled by one nation the Tiguan’s, so much for being a part of a Pueblo that doesn’t recognize its own rule under the Government of United States with constitutional protections? I have gone to the University of El Paso where a lot of documentation and history is now lost. Does anyone know the story of the origin of my family roots, pueblo will not release our history, maybe they are afraid we have more influence than they?

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