February is Black History Month

Explore African American History

African American Heroes

African American Heroes

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Death Valley

A land of extremes, Death Valley is one of the hottest, driest and lowest places on earth. With summer temperatures averaging well over 100 degrees and a long history of human suffering in the vast desert, the valley is aptly named. However, this place of eroded badlands, sand dunes, and golden hills also has a haunting sense of beauty.. Read about Death Valley

Journey through America’s Destinations HERE

Red Brick Road near Auburn, Illinois

Journey through America’s Destinations here.

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Did You Know?  

An old chuckwagon at Shakespeare, New Mexico by Kathy Weiser-Alexander.

Second only to the Trail Boss, the cook not only made the meals along the trail, but also acted at times, as barber, dentist, and banker. Read all about the Chuckwagon.

Old West Fact: Cowboys

See our Frontier Facts and Trivia HERE

Supporting our love of history since 2003:

Photo Print Shop

“Hey all, you guys did a top notch job on all the prints I ordered and they just put my 1800’s saloon over the top! I was so impressed by the quality and the packaging. Thank you again, we will be forever Arizona customers!” – Jamie

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Painted Ladies of the Old West

Saloon Girls

Saloon Girls

In the Wild West, the harsh Puritan sanctions were not as “practical” as in America’s more conservative eastern counterpart. And though the “proper” ladies still labeled those who didn’t share their values — by virtue of dress, behavior or sexual ethics, as “disgraceful,” the shady ladies of the West were generally tolerated by other women as a “necessary evil.” Read about Painted Ladies of the Old West.

Explore the Old West

Old West

Hitch up and take a peek at our Old West Legends

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Featured Photo Print Galleries this month:

Arizona Photo Galleries

Cool Springs, Arizona by Kathy Weiser

Arizona Photo Galleries

Native American Rituals, Ceremonies & Dances

War dance of the Sac and Fox, by Peter Rindisbacher, about 1830

Native American Rituals, Ceremonies & Dances Photo Gallery

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Nez Perce National Historic Trail

Nez Perce National Historic Trail

Nez Perce National Historic Trail

The Nez Perce (Nimíipuu or Nee-Me-Poo) Trail was created in 1986 as part of the National Trails System Act and is managed by the U.S. Forest Service. It stretches from Wallowa Lake, Oregon, to the Bear Paw Battlefield near Chinook, Montana connecting 38 sites across these four states that are part of the National Park Service’s Nez Perce National Historical Park. Read more HERE.

 

Explore Native America

American Tribes Poster

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

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From Legends’ General Store:

The ultimate guide for the Mother Road.

This is the ultimate guide for finding and exploring the Route driving from the WEST or the EAST. Its maps and directions are comprehensive yet easy to follow. The spiral-bound guide stays open to the pages you are reading while you are driving or riding. Also includes attractions, tips, other sources, and games. Convenient 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, 216 page, paperback format.

Free Shipping in the U.S. (Media Mail), or choose between First Class and Priority Mail.

Get yours in time for a Spring Road Trip HERE at Legends General Store

Posters from Legends’ General Store

Our many Mini Poster Prints feature the Old West, Route 66, Native Americans, Maps, Advertising, and interesting Photo Art. Many of these posters are available in two sizes.

Our 11×17 mini-posters are printed on semi-glossy 48 lb. paper and priced for your budget.
Our 11×14″ posters are printed on glossy 68 lb photo paper and are perfect for framing, with a special introductory price.

See all our Poster designs, printed right here in Missouri USA.

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Cryptozoology and Bigfoot

Bigfoot

Bigfoot

Bigfoot has been sighted throughout the United States, from the 16th Century to the present. The first reported sightings were by Native Americans. It was called numerous names by different Indian tribes, “Sasquatch” was only one of over 50 different names given to the creature. Read about Cryptozoology And Bigfoot.

 

Explore Legends, Ghosts, Myths & Mysteries

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

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Boondocking or Dry Camping in an RV

Amboy Crater -Boondocking

We boon docked at Amboy Crater in 2015.

Boondocking is not really a good term, but has somehow come into common use. Dry Camping (parking anywhere without or with limited amenities) is more accurate. Independent Parking is the preferred term. It means that you are prepared to dry camp but, make use of amenities when they’re available. Being prepared to live independently is what it’s all about, then you’re free to do what you want to do. Read Boondocking or Dry Camping in an RV.

Travel Tips, Special Destinations, RV Information & More

See Travel Tips, RV information and More

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Hey, Y’all! 

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 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!!

Legends’ General Store, our Photo Print Shop, along with our great advertisers, are the primary means for providing the volumes of information to our readers at no cost.

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  1. I find Your presentations on the History Past and Near present stirring my old curiosity & Interest-
    I am older than many and Younger than fewer- Proud Graduate of Univ of MO Rolla now MS&T-

    Since I grew up in Jackson County and lived on the Santa Fe trail 1935-1951( Known As Blue ridge Blvd) which was the Trail or it was close by- There are many stories from Locals and in records at the Raytown Historical Society Museum-Information of the early Schools that served the Brooking township- I attended Chapel School (Est 1851 which I entered in Fall of 1940- A family Dollar Store sits on the Corner where the School originally was a Log cabin with the Help of the Still functioning Blue Ridge Methodist Church- My family was from a long line to PA Methodist followers and early 1842 with family to St Charles County MO- From Washington and Fayette Counties PA by riverboat. As a coincidencethis ties me to my interst of the Santa Fe Trail
    The 1842 date is exactly the same as a early settler along the MO KAN state Line in the area of the Once New Santa Fe ( Graveyard and a Church are on the site 123rd st South 3 blocks east of State line road). The 1842 Cabin(later Road House with sleeping rooms up the narrow stairs) then a farm Home- the exterior has been surrounded by a Modern home which I recently toured with the New Owner – New Santa Fe was the last stop on the 20 mile route of the original trail on the High ground Ridge to Kansas Territory- On to Olathe- The last place where a letter could be posted to the East- and some final supplies found in a Store. I have not found much history- The area is just South of Watts Mill on the Indian Creek flowing out of KANSAS ( another Story)
    If You contact we with a cell phone I will send the Current picture to You.
    Yes- my late wife Was from Pettis County ,Sedalia and 65 was the highway to Sprgfld that Her parents took to enter Doris to the Early 1950,’s Drury College where we met..
    We had traveled to all 50 states and from Key West to the Ports of entry in Canada in the west , Manitoba and Ontario and Quebec+Mexico via San Diego and Brownsville- Maine near the Canadian Border-
    We both were from Patriot families, Doris being a DAR and Myself a SAR- celebrating Our Revolutionary Families History and journeys to the West.
    Keep bringing stories forth and presenting them as history and facts as all who read will benefit –
    Yes I traveled the Lewis And Clark Trail to Fort Clatsop- to St Charles where the Battle of S Louis ws fought- I have a close friend whose family was in MO territory ( Near St Genevieve) when the Spanish and French were seeking ownership.
    C.C Barnds

  2. Love your monthly newsletters. I have visited many areas of the west ,now thanks to
    you I know a lot more about their history. Please keep up the good work.

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