The St James Hotel was built in 1872 by Henri Lambert (later changed to Henry) and was originally called Lambert’s Inn. Its saloon, restaurant and 43 rooms were witness to at least 26 murders during Cimarron’s wilder days. Clay Allison, Black Jack Ketchum, Jesse James, and Buffalo Bill Cody have all left their mark on the St. James, as attested by the numerous bullet Read More ...
With its centuries old history from ancient Native Americans, to Fort Alcatraz, to a Military Barracks, and most often known service as one of the toughest federal penitentiaries in the Nation, it is no wonder that this place is said to be one of the most haunted in the nation. Often described as a portal to another Read More ...
A house is never silent in darkness to those who listen intently; there is a whispering in distant chambers, an unearthly hand presses the snib of the window, the latch rises. Ghosts were created when the first man woke in the night. — James Matthew Barrie, “The Little Minister” Said to be one of the ten Read More ...
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I like that you are always adding material to your sight. It’s a very good website and it’s been fun to navigate and learn about the history of all the places I have visited. And thank you for the professional packaging of photos. I will continue to enjoy the artistic and historic nature of your site. Happy Trails! – Susan
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A window view of Bannack, Montana. Photo by Kathy Weiser-Alexander.
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According to the 2010 Census, 5.2 million people in the United States are identified as American Indian and Alaska Native, either alone or in combination with one or more other races, comprising 1.7% percent of the total population.
As Legends of America travels across the country, we love to visit ghost towns, gathering history and taking photographs. From Bodie, California to Bloom, Kansas; Ruby, Arizona to Arena, North Dakota, we hope you enjoy a virtual tour through the ghost towns of the American West.
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If you love Route 66, enjoy coloring, and like to share with others, this book is for you! The Route 66 Postcard Coloring Book contains 20 postcards of various places along America’s Mother Road, each ready for your own artistic touch. Made in Missouri, U.S.A. For more information, visit Legends’ General Store.
Dave and Kathy during their visit to Tombstone, AZ in 2007
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