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Fort Monroe, Virginia – Largest Stone Fort

Fort Monroe Moat by Kathy Weiser-Alexander.

Fort Monroe is a military installation overlooking the Chesapeake Bay in Hampton Roads, Virginia. The largest stone fort ever built in the United States, it is also the only moat-encircled fort remaining in active duty. Take a history tour of Fort Monroe HERE.

 

More Destinations in America

Buckskin Mountain State Park, Arizona

 

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Did you know?

19th Century illustration of the Ashtabula Disaster.

December 29, 1876, the Ashtabula, Ohio Railroad Disaster, often referred to simply as the Ashtabula Disaster or the Ashtabula Horror, was one of the worst railroad disasters in American history. Read more here…

 

Kit Carson, Indian Scout

Born December 24, 1809, American frontiersman, trapper, soldier and guide, Christopher Carson, better known as Kit Carson, is one of the great heroes of the Old West. Read more about Kit here…

Photo Print Shop

From our latest travels to vintage photos from the Old West and more! Small to large print sizes, Canvas Wraps, specialty items, all available at GREAT prices! Save 20% on all prints, use coupon code 2021 during checkout. Start browsing our thousands of images here.

 

The ultimate guide for the Mother Road.

 

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. Great Holiday Gift for the traveler on your list! Buy it here at Legends’ General Store.

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Happy Birthday!

 

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Company Towns in America

Kempton, West Virginia Company Town

As part of the labor market, company towns were economic institutions that were popular at the turn of the 20th century. In many cases, these towns were developed in remote locations to service mining, railroad construction, logging, dam sites, factories, and war-industry camps. Far from other established towns, the companies generally owned all the buildings, businesses, and homes.  Learn more about Company Towns of America.

Dive into more American History

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Wounded Knee Massacre

Wounded Knee Battlefield, South Dakota

The Wounded Knee Massacre, a regrettable and tragic clash of arms occurring on December 29, 1890, was the last significant engagement between Native Americans and soldiers on the North American Continent, ending nearly four centuries of warfare between westward-bound Americans and the indigenous peoples. Learn more about this dark time in Native American relations here…

 

Explore More Native America

American Tribes Poster

 

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Fort Smith National Historic Site

Fort Smith Commissary Storehouse, October, 2007

 

On the isolated edge of the American Frontier, Fort Smith, Arkansas was established on Christmas day, 1817. Under the command of Major William Bradford, the soldiers’ initial task was to keep the peace between the Cherokee and Osage tribes. Let’s Go Adventure to Fort Smith National Historic Site.

 

Forts & Presidios Across America

McNair Hall, Fort Sill, Oklahoma Headquarters

 

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Hey, Y’all! 

Enjoying a burger at the B-Hive while traveling through Colby, Ks.

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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