Learning Opportunities from Legends of America
There were various types of lawmen in the Old West. He might have been a U.S. Marshal, appointed by the Attorney General; a Sheriff elected to office by the county residents, a Marshal appointed by the City Council, or a deputy, constable, ranger, or peace officer hired by a superior officer or authority. Many lawmen received no pay other than a percentage of any money that those they arrested might be fined, or the collection of bounties on the heads of wanted men. This often led them to have second jobs or sometimes, to use their badges in establishing protection rackets or other crimes. Of those who did make a salary, it was often very low, and their duties often included tasks that many felt were beneath them, such as keeping the streets clean, and other city duties; or in the case of U.S. Marshals — being responsible for taking the national census and distributing Presidential proclamations. Often their work would consist of weeks of boring tasks, punctuated by moments of high drama and sometimes deadly confrontation. See our many articles on Lawmen of the Old West.
Ancient & Modern Pueblos
Situated throughout the southwest are dozens of historic pueblos, some of which date back for centuries. These Pre-Columbian towns and villages, which are primarily located in the American Southwest, were often situated in defensive positions on high mesas, cliffs, and in canyons. Read about Ancient & Modern Pueblos – Oldest Cities in the U.S.
From Tribes and Heros to Myths and Medicine. Explore all that is Native American here.
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Lewis & Clark Expedition Map by the National Park Service.
The Lewis and Clark expedition (1804-1806) was the first United States overland expedition to the Pacific coast and back. Read about the Corps of Discovery
Featured Photo Print Galleries this month:
Forts & Presidios Across America
The forts of America varied in type from military posts, to fortresses established by fur trading companies, to private enterprises built solely to protect the pioneers within. Venture through Forts & Presidios Across America
Journey through America’s Destinations here.
From Nuwati Herbals in Missouri – Respiratory-Health-and-Sore-Throat-Tea-Package
Two Teas from Nuwati Herbals in Missouri USA that help soothe the throat area and support the immune system and respiratory health. Buy HERE at Legends General Store
Native American Tribes Poster, available at Legends’ General Store
“Native American Indian Tribes” poster locates over 300 original territories of the major American Indian tribes. Each location has been approved by the tribal council. Artwork is from an original painting by Bill Strobel. Poster measures 17″ x 24″. Great for classroom and learning projects.
Great Moon Hoax of 1835
To say that we, as a human race, can be a gullible bunch may be met with rebuttal and dismissiveness. However when you take in to account some of the hoaxes that have been thrown upon us, and a large number of people who wholeheartedly believe without question, the argument stands. And there is no finer example than the Great Moon Hoax of 1835.
Venture into the unknown with our Legends, Ghosts, Myths & Mysteries.
Working While You RV
Thinking about “Social Distancing” while you work? You may not realize but there are many things to consider when it comes to working out of your RV. Here are a few to keep in mind.
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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 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!!
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