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Native American Totems & Their Meanings

Thunderbird Totem Pole

Thunderbird Totem Pole

Some Native American tribe’s tradition provides that each person is connected with nine different animals that will accompany him or her through life, acting as guides. Different animal guides, also called spirit guides and/or power animals, come in and out of our lives depending on the direction that we are headed and the tasks that need to be completed along our journey. Learn more about Native American Totems & Their Meanings.

 

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American Tribes Poster

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Did you know?

Ingalls, Oklahoma by Kathy Weiser-Alexander.

September 1, 1893, though more furious and more deadly than the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral in TombstoneArizona, the Ingalls, Oklahoma shoot-out between the Doolin-Dalton Gang and U.S. Deputy Marshals is not nearly as well known. Read about the Ingalls Gunfight.

It was a dark day for Wyoming Territory and even darker times for freedom and inclusion in America. September 2, 1885, brought violence and mayhem to Rock Springs.  Read about the Riot in Rock Spings.

 

Photo Print Shop

From our latest travels to vintage photos from the Old West and more! Small to large print sizes, Canvas Wraps, specialty items, all available at GREAT prices! Save 20% on all prints, use coupon code 2021 during checkout. Start browsing our thousands of images here.

The ultimate guide for the Mother Road.

This is the ultimate guide for finding and exploring the Route driving from the WEST or the EAST. Free Shipping in the U.S. (Media Mail), or choose between First Class and Priority Mail.

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Bloodiest 1 Day Battle in American History

Antietam Battlefield Today

Antietam Battlefield Today

Dawn approached slowly through the fog on September 17, 1862. As soldiers tried to wipe away the dampness, cannons began to roar and sheets of flame burst forth from hundreds of rifles, opening a 12-hour battle that swept across the rolling farm fields in western Maryland. This clash between North and South changed the course of the Civil War, helped free over four million Americans, devastated Sharpsburg, and still ranks as the bloodiest one-day battle in American History. Read about the Battle of Antietam.

 

Learn From Our History – The American Civil War

Commissioned officers in the Civil War.

Commissioned officers in the Civil War.

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John Butterfield & the Overland Mail Company

The Butterfield stage starts its journey in Tipton, Missouri

At the age of 19, John Butterfield, Sr. moved to Utica, New York, and immediately began to work for stage companies. In 1850 he was a founding member of the American Express Company. By 1857, when he bid on the Overland Mail Company contract, he owned and operated 40 stage lines in New York State. Nine bids were made and Contract No. 12578 was awarded on September 16, 1857, to John Butterfield Sr., of Utica, New York.  Take a journey with John Butterfield & the Overland Mail Company.

See our Old West Legends

The Old West

The Old West

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Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum, Weston, West Virginia

Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum in Weston, West Virginia by Carol Highsmith.

Once known as the Weston State Hospital, the Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum in Weston, West Virginia opened its doors to patients in 1864. Once it was a house of horrors with severe overcrowding, inhumane conditions, and rampant violence. Today, it comes as no surprise that is said to be extremely haunted. Enter if you dare, the Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum.

 

Ghost Stories

Haunted Lane, 1889

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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.

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