New York Times, December 26, 1865 Smoky Hill Springs, Kansas, Saturday, November 25, 1865 In my last epistle, I gave an account of the murder of several persons along the Smoky Hill route, and depredations of various kinds by a band of Indians, supposed to be Cheyenne, under the lead of one of Read More ...
Though the famous Harvey House lunch rooms, restaurants, and hotels pre-dated Route 66 there were many decades where the two happily co-existed. But, change is inevitable and ironically, Route 66, was in part, responsible for the death of this famous chain. As the roads got better and automobiles more affordable, passenger service on the many trains across Read More ...
History Resting in Long Beach Harbor is the RMS Queen Mary, a colossal ship that was bigger, faster and more powerful than the Titanic. The 1,000-foot ship began her life when the first keel plate was laid in 1930 at the John Brown shipyard in Clyde, Scotland. The Depression held up her construction between 1931 Read More ...
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From the beginning of time, people have told stories — regaling their friends and families with tales of adventure, hard times, interesting people, frightening experiences and everyday life. Sometimes these were truths, others were exaggerations, and occasionally, they were nothing more than tall tales.
American History is filled with folklore, Native American mythology, and real truths that make for wonderful campfire tales. In these stories, much like earlier European, Greek, and Roman tales, the accounts can often be only be guessed at, as to whether they are fact or fiction, but they continue to make the rounds of new generations.
As Legends of America travels across the country, we love to visit ghost towns, gathering history and taking photographs. From Bodie, California to Bloom, Kansas; Ruby, Arizona to Arena, North Dakota, we hope you enjoy a virtual tour through the ghost towns of the American West.
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If you love Route 66, enjoy coloring, and like to share with others, this book is for you! The Route 66 Postcard Coloring Book contains 20 postcards of various places along America’s Mother Road, each ready for your own artistic touch. Made in Missouri, U.S.A. For more information, visit Legends’ General Store.
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