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Happy Birthday, United States of America!

July 4, 1776, the colonies formally adopt the Declaration of Independence. Learn the history and read the document here.

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Learn about our nation’s beginnings with articles from our American Revolution pages here. 

Yankee Doodle, A.M. Williard, 1776.

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Browse our Photo Print Shop

Legends of America's Photo Prints

Legends of America’s Photo Prints

Many print sizes, Canvas Wraps, and more!  Just click on the photos you like and “Visit Shop”, or choose from our featured items.

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Did you know?

Greetings Americana

The Founding Fathers penned the first couple of drafts of the Declaration of Independence on hemp paper since, at the time, at least 75 percent of all the world’s paper was made from cannabis hemp fiber. See more United States Facts, Trivia & Firsts.

"I have not yet begun to fight!" - John Paul Jones, painting by  Charles J. Andres.

Born on July 6, 1747 in Scotland, John Paul Jones was America’s greatest Revolutionary naval commander and founder of America’s naval tradition.  Read about John here.

HearHere – A Roadtrip Companion

HearHere Location Based Travel App

We have thousands of stories in the HearHere library and a question we often get is, “Where do those stories come from?” We have a team of travel enthusiasts who diligently research and write about the most interesting stories to entertain road trippers as they move through the towns, parks, lakes, and mountains of America.

But we also sometimes receive stories from friends. People like Kathy and Dave Alexander, two native Texans now based out of Missouri. They have a website called Legends of America, and they are also prolific writers telling the stories of this country. They call their website “A Travel Site for the Nostalgic & Historic Minded since 2003,” and it certainly is! Continue Reading…

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Cochise – Strong Apache Leader

Chiricahua Apache Chief Cochise

Chiricahua Apache Chief Cochise

One of the most famous Apache leaders to resist Westward Expansion by white settlers was Cochise of the Chiricahua Apache. Cochise was known to his people as A-da-tli-chi, meaning hardwood, and lived in the area that is now the northern Mexican region of Sonora, as well as New Mexico and Arizona. These lands had long been home to the Apache until the Europeans arrived. Learn more about Cochise here…

 

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From Legends’ General Store:

Nuwati Products

Buy 3 or more of Nuwati Teas, made right here in Missouri, and automatically get 10% off.  Every day at Legends’ General Store

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Pike’s Expedition

Zebulon M. Pike, early 1800s

Zebulon M. Pike, early 1800s

Under the orders of the War Department, Lieutenant Zebulon Montgomery Pike, with a force consisting of two lieutenants, a surgeon, a sergeant, two corporals, 16 privates, and an interpreter, set out in two boats from Belle Fontaine, near St. Louis, Missouri, on July 15, 1806, for the purpose of “exploring the internal parts of Louisiana.” Pack up and join the adventure here…

Gather up the crew for more Discovery & Exploration of America!

Spanish Explorers

 

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Guffey Colorado – Quirky Mining Town

The Skeleton Crew at the Guffey Jail. Photo by Kathy Weiser-Alexander, 2018.

In southern Park County, Colorado, about 33 miles north of Canon City, just off Highway 9, Guffey is a ghost town with a twist of quirkiness, making for a fun visit. Turn now and recalculate your route to Guffey Colorado…

Step right up for Off Beat Roadside Attractions, Trivia & More

Catoosa, Oklahoma Blue Whale

Catoosa, Oklahoma Blue Whale

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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.

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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