Celebrate Native American Heritage Month

 

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The Gettysburg Address

Actual photo of Abraham Lincoln at Gettysburg, November 19, 1863. Lincoln is seen in the center of the platform without his hat.

One of the most well-known speeches in American History, the Gettysburg Address by President Abraham Lincoln on November 19, 1863, was part of the dedication of the Soldiers National Cemetery in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Read more…

 

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American History

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Did You Know?

 

The first Thanksgiving in 1621

The way we celebrate Thanksgiving in the United States today is not without controversies and debates, but it remains a time for Americans to give thanks for the Fall harvest, good fortune, and blessings from God. Read more about the history of Thanksgiving.

Daniel Boone at his cabin.

Born November 2, 1734, Daniel Boone was a pioneer and frontiersman whose exploits made him one of the first folk heroes of the United States. Learn more about this American Legend.

 

From our General Store

Totem & Symbol Arrowheads & Worry Stones

**20% Automatic Discount when you order 5 or more totem stone or arrowhead designs**

Totem Worry Stones – Nature’s spirit stones are created by carving various animal totem images and selected symbols into gemstones to unite the healing properties of the stones with the inherent power of these symbols.

Symbol Arrowheads – Each of these hand-chipped stone arrowheads is inscribed with Native American symbols by Arrow maker and artist Jose Zamora, a member of the Apache tribe living in Colorado. Each arrowhead comes with a story card identifying several symbols.  Order 5 or more, mix or match and receive an automatic 20% Discount. 

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American Tribes Poster

“Native American Indian Tribes” poster locates over 300 original territories of the major American Indian tribes. Each location has been approved by the tribal council. The artwork is from an original painting by Bill Strobel. Poster measures 17″ x 24″. Great for classroom and learning projects. Made in the USA.

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Happy Birthday!

Gambling In the Old West

Faro gambling card game about 1900.

Whether on a riverboat atop the Mighty Mississippi or in the smoky dimness of a mining camp saloon, a lucky draw could turn a broken man into a winner. In the days of the frontier west, poker was king with the mustachioed likes of Wild Bill HickokDoc Holliday, “Canada” Bill Jones, Wyatt EarpBat Masterson, and hundreds of others. Read about Gambling in the Old West. 

 

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The Old West

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America’s Mother Road

A Route 66 shield is carved in rock to commemorate where the Mother Road once ran through the the Petrified Forest National Park in Arizona. Photo by Dave Alexander.

 

The federal government pledged to link small town U.S.A. with metropolitan capitals,  and the American Association of State Highways designated the road as U.S. Highway 66 on November 11. The often romanticized Mother Road inspires in many of us a nostalgic bone that niggles at something buried deep within us. While some may see Route 66 as a link to our parents and grandparents, others may feel the freedom that the road provided to those early travelers. And then, for those of us that live continuously in the nostalgic past, the Mother Road is, but yet, the next adventure beyond the Santa Fe Trail. Whatever the reason, the Mother Road is an experience, a feeling, a perception, a taste of sight and sound, and a mystery that can only be resolved by driving the pavement itself.  Learn more about Historic Route 66 here…

 

Begin your 8-State Mother Road Adventure

Route 66 east of Ludlow, California by Dave Alexander.

 

 

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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! Take 20% off all Prints with Coupon Code 2022 during checkout.

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Buried Treasure of Texas Hill Country

Historic Round Rock, Texas

Texas has more buried treasure than any other state, with 229 sites within the state’s borders. The total value?  An estimated $340 million. And much of this treasure lies under the rugged oaks and rocky landscape of the Texas Hill Country. There are many stories behind this area, some that have been told for generations and many that may remain secrets taken to the grave by the original treasure owners. Read more in this 2006 submission by Paris Permenter and John Bigley.

 

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Treasure

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