The Vice-Laden West

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From whiskey, drugs, sporting women, and outlaws, to scandal, sex, sin, and saloons, the Wicked West was filled with both glitz and grits. See more of the Vice-Laden West.

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Mining and Murder in Ruby, AZ

Ruby, AZ- Mercantile Window

Looking out the window of the Ruby Mercantile, 2007. Photo by Kathy Weiser-Alexander.

Ruby, Arizona, is one of the best-preserved ghost towns in the state, filled with history, including lawlessness, murder, and mayhem, not to mention dozens of great photographic opportunities.  Read more…

 

Let’s Explore Ghost Towns of America

 

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Did You Know?

Boston Tea Party by D. Berger

 

December 16, 1773, Samuel Adams became the primary mover in what is known as the Boston Tea Party. Learn More…

 

The Cardiff Giant

December 10, 1869, New York resident George Hull admits his “giant” find is a fake, solidifying the phrase “there’s a sucker born every minute.” Read more about the Cardiff Giant here…

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Berry Christmas Holiday – Handcrafted Herbal Soap (4oz)

Just in time for Christmas, Nuwati Herbals in Missouri brings us some holiday cheer with this dark red bar with Bergamot and Light Citrus Aroma. This bar contains saponified oils of safflower and/or sunflower, palm, coconut, essential oils of orange, bergamot, sweet orange, tangerine, lemongrass and lime: madder root; and rosemary extract.

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Sitting Bull – Lakota Chief and Holy Man

 

Sitting Bull, D.F. Barry, 1885

On December 15, 1890, Sitting Bull lost his life at the hands of Indian Police doing the government’s bidding to put a halt to “The Ghost Dance”. It is not easy to characterize Sitting Bull, of all Sioux chiefs most generally known to the American people. There are few to whom his name is not familiar, and still fewer who have learned to connect it with anything more than the conventional notion of a bloodthirsty savage. The man was an enigma at best. He was not impulsive, nor was he phlegmatic. He was most serious when he seemed to be joking. He was gifted with the power of sarcasm, and few have used it more artfully than he. Read more about this incredible man in this article by Charles A. Eastman (Ohiyesa) in 1918.

 

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Indian Council of War

 

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Road Trip on the Oatman Highway

Oatman Road from Kingman, Arizona by Kathy Weiser-Alexander.

 

Looking for a Mother Road experience? Traveling west from Kingman to Oatman, the adventure on Route 66 is a great start to fun and history ahead. Explore more HERE…

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From Legends’ Photo Print Shop

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Steps to Counteract Sickness While Traveling

A Sick Chum, 1908

 

Possibly one of the worst times to get sick is when you’re traveling, as you’re nowhere near the creature comforts that help you feel that little bit better. Nonetheless, these things do happen. Here’s what to do in case this happens to you…

 

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

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