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Inside the Hackberry Store, Kathy Weiser-Alexander.

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George Washington Carver – Scientist, Educator, Inventor

George Washington Carver, 1906. Photo by BenjaminFJohnston

In July of 1943, President Franklin D. Roosevelt dedicated funds for the George Washington Carver National Monument near Diamond, Missouri. This was the first national monument dedicated to an African American and the first to honor someone other than a President. Find out more about George Washington Carver, once called the Black Leonardo. 

 

Adventure through American History


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Did You Know?

Winners Interpretive

August 2, 1876, Wild Bill Hickok is murdered in a Deadwood Saloon. Read Wild Bill Hickok & the Deadman’s Hand.

 

Saloon gunfight

On August 20, 1871, one of the largest gunfights to ever take place in the American West was fought in Newton, Kansas. Known as the Hyde Park Gunfight or the Newton Massacre, the shootout claimed more lives than many more famous gunfights. Read about the Hyde Park Gunfight in Newton, Kansas.

 

From our Photo Print Shop

Logan City, NV

 

We love to photograph ghost towns, and we’ve been to plenty.  See our entire collection of Ghost Town Photo Prints, And Save 20% off your purchase. Use coupon code 2022 at checkout.  Shop Legends’ Photo Print Shop Here.

From our General Store

Council Fire Smoke Mix from Nuwati Herbals

All natural ingredients are used in this “Relaxing Blend” herbal smoke mix created by Nuwati Herbals. Does NOT contain Tobacco or synthetics of any kind. Non-Addictive for use with pipes and rolling papers. Intended for use by those 18 or older. Shop Council Fire Herbal Smoke Mix, on sale at Legends’ General Store! 

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Native American Totem Animals & Their Meanings

 

Totem carving in Alaska

A totem is a spirit being, sacred object, or symbol of a tribe, clan, family or individual. Some Native American tribes’ tradition provides that each person is connected with nine different animals that will accompany him or her through life, acting as guides. See our Native American Totem Animals & Their Meanings. 

Explore More Native America

American Tribes Poster

 

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General Order #11 – Devastating Missouri

Devastation left by General Order 11

 

On August 25, 1863, just four days after the Lawrence Massacre, General Thomas Ewing issued his famous “General Order No. 11″. Meant to deny food and shelter to Confederate Guerillas, the order forced the relocation of Missourians in 4 counties. Ewing’s purpose backfired. Read about General Order No. 11. 

 

Learn More about America’s Darkest Time – The Civil War

Our heaven born banner painted by Wm. Bauly, 1861

 

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Pitty Pat Hollow – Tennessee Lore

Shipley Hollow Road TN

 

Shipley Hollow has been synonymously known as Pitty Pat Hollow for almost one hundred fifty-five years. Many colorful stories have come out of that part of Sale Creek – some true and some probably not so true. Two truths exist: (1) many people believe that they had an experience with some type of mysterious creature there, and (2) people who lived in that area long ago were afraid to venture along the road after dark. Curtis N. Coulter brings us the legend of Pitty Pat Hollow. 

 

See More Monsters & Strange Creatures of America

 

 

 

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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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