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School Room by Frances Benjamin Johnston, 1901.

Learning Opportunities from Legends of America

 

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Lawmen of the Old West

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.

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Ancient & Modern Pueblos – Oldest Cities in the U.S

Taos, New Mexico Pueblo, by Kathy Weiser-Alexander

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.

 

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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Did You Know?  

 

Donner Party

On April 16, 1846, nine covered wagons left Springfield, Illinois on the 2500 mile journey to California, in what would become one of the greatest tragedies in the history of westward migration. Read “The Tragic Story of the Donner Party

Frontier Fact

See our Frontier Facts and Trivia HERE

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Happy Birthday!

 

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Corps of Discovery – The Lewis & Clark Expedition

Lewis & Clark Expedition Map by the National Park Service.

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

 

Begin Your Journey Westward

Westward Expansion Map

Westward Expansion

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Featured Photo Print Galleries this month:

National Parks & Monuments

National Parks & Monuments

Ghost Towns of Nevada

Ghost Towns of Nevada

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Forts & Presidios Across America

Fort Laramie, Wyoming painting by Alfred Jacob Miller

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

Red Brick Road near Auburn, Illinois

Journey through America’s Destinations here.

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From Legends’ General Store:

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

American Tribes Poster

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.

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The Great Moon Hoax of 1835

Great Moon Hoax temples

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.

Explore Legends, Ghosts, Myths & Mysteries

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

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Working While You RV

 

Amboy Crater -Boondocking

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.

 

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 saw you mentioned cornbread. do you really eat that stuff? do you know it is made with roundup ready sprayed corn? that has glyphosate, there are over 40,000 lawsuits against monsanto by people who have cancer. why would anyone eat corn?????
    or maybe you are growing your own organic corn on your own property, lets hope so.

    1. I wish I could say I grew my own, but I can’t. Kathy makes a great batch of cornbread with real corn and cheese mixed in… Yummm. And now apparently some glyphosate for an added kick 🙁 Thanks for being a newsletter reader Frank!

      1. Please let Kathy know there is roundup in her corn, you can eat it if you want, but let her make her own decisions about her health. Yea, the corn is real, it is just not healthy because it is real, but everyone can make their own decisions. I think over 40,000 lawsuits is enough for anyone to stop eating it. If you dont believe me, do the research. you have a good day…
        And you are making a joke about it, I wonder how the cancer patients feel about your joke??

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