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November is Native American Heritage Month

Lacrosse Rooted in Tribal Tradition

Natchez Ball Players

One thing that sets this sport apart from many others is its origins in Native American culture and is one of the oldest team sports originating in North America.  Continue Reading…

Native American Smudging


Smudge Bowl.

Smudge Bowl.

The practice of burning medicinal or sacred plants has been utilized worldwide for centuries. In America, the practice was utilized by many Native American tribes who used the sacred smoke to purify, bless, and spiritually cleanse themselves and their surroundings. Read more….

Medicine Wheel & the Four Directions

Bighorn Medicine Wheel courtesy Wikipedia

Most medicine wheels, also called sacred hoops, have four common compass points, each with a guiding spirit, that symbolize the four stages of life and offer lessons and gifts that support the development of a balanced life. Learn more…


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Did You Know?

East of Ludlow (Route 66)

Designated as Route 66 on November 11, 1926, the often romanticized Mother Road inspires in many of us a nostalgic bone that niggles at something buried deep within us. Read more about Route 66 here.

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Frontier Slang, Lingo & Phrases Book by Kathy Alexander

From the pages of period newspapers, books, and century-old dictionaries comes the slang, lingo, and phrases of the American Frontier. Even if you’re not looking for a definition, you’ll get a peek into the charm and character of a historic era.

Available in Paperback or Downloadable PDF!



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From Legends’ Photo Print Shop

Photo Print Shop

The perfect gift to decorate their home. From vinatage Old West and Native American photos to more recent photos of our travels, something for them and savings for you!

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Soapy Smith – Bunko Man of the Old West

Soapy Smith

Soapy Smith

Born November 2, 1860, One of the most well-known con men of the 1800s, Jefferson Randolph “Soapy” Smith, II, operated several “rackets” in the American West for decades. Meet Soapy Smith, Bunko Man here.

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True Crime in America

True Crimes America

True Crimes America



Vulture City, Arizona – Gold Mine Ghost Town

Vulture City, Arizona, 1900.

Vulture City, Arizona, 1900.

Vulture City, Arizona, once a popular gold mining camp, is a ghost town located at the site of the defunct Vulture Mine in Maricopa County. Explore Vulture City, Arizona here…


See more Ghost Towns & Mining Camps Across America

St. Elmo, Colorado Main Street, about 1885, colorized.


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Need a postcard for each state? This postcard set is for you. Even includes a postcard for Washington D.C. All 51 postcards in this special set have been designed by Legends of America.

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Significance of Spanish Missions in America

Typical Spanish Mission

Typical Spanish Mission

In 1493, Spanish Queen Isabella I proclaimed the New World to be a part of the Spanish Empire and ordered that its native peoples were to be treated humanely and converted to Christianity. Thus began the history of the missions that would become a part of our national story and influence our shared common history with Spain, Mexico, and Latin America across time.  Learn more about the Significance of Spanish Missions in America here…


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Mission Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe at the Zuni Pueblo by Timothy O'Sulllivan, 1873


Top 7 Tips for Taking and Editing Photos of Historical Sites


If taking photos is your passion, you have probably not only gone to many historical sites, but used presets to edit those same photos as well. The thing to remember is that taking and editing photos of historical sites and buildings is a little different than taking and editing shots of other things. Continue reading Top 7 Tips for Taking and Editing Photos of Historical Sites


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Louisiana Campground

LOA on the road in Louisiana



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, and travel and a desire to share it with the world! Several others have contributed along the way and we 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.

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