Explore American History

George Washington in the American Revolution by Junius B. Stearns, 1854.

Begin your journey through American History here.


The American Southwest

The earliest documented occupation of the American Southwest dates to before 9,000 B.C. More than 2,000 years ago, this vast land was inhabited by settlers of the Basketmaker culture, which later evolved into permanent towns of cliff dwellings and pit houses, the ruins of which can still be seen in New Mexico, Colorado, and Arizona. Read about The American Southwest


Start Your Road Trip

Red Brick Road near Auburn, Illinois

Journey through America’s Destinations here.

Did You Know?  

A totem is a spirit being, sacred object, or symbol of a tribe, clan, family or individual. 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. Read more about Native American Totem Animals.

Albert Hall, a former educator, lawman, and veteran lives in the mountains of Montana, just over the Continental Divide, in a cabin between BLM land and surrounded by the Helena National Forest. Hall isn’t what some would call a true “Mountain Man”. He doesn’t hunt for his food and enjoys some modern conveniences. But Albert does live off the grid, a few miles from the mining ghost town of Marysville, and his lifestyle and adventures are a testament to the true grit of American perseverance only freedom can afford. Read – Off the Grid  – Our Friend Albert

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Oregon Trail – Pathway to the West

Oregon Trail Map

Oregon Trail Map

The Oregon Trail became one of the key migration routes that pioneers crossed on their way to the vast west. Spanning over half the continent the trail proceeded over 2,170 miles west through territories that would later become MissouriKansasNebraska, WyomingIdaho, and Oregon. The long journey through endless plains, rolling hills, and mountain passes, began in Independence, Missouri and ended at the Columbia River in Oregon. Start your journey on the Oregon Trail HERE. 

Explore the Old West

Old West

Hitch up and take a peek at our Old West Legends


Featured Photo Print Galleries this month:

Architectural, Buildings, Bridges & More

Old Ancho, New Mexico School

Architectural, Buildings, Bridges & More Photo Prints

Native American Homes, Camps & Lifestyles

Blackfoot Siksika Tipi

Native American Homes, Camps & Lifestyles



The Powerful Iroquois Confederacy of the Northeast

Iroquois by William Drennan, 1914

Iroquois by William Drennan, 1914

The Iroquois or Haudenosaunee were a powerful northeast Native American confederacy who lived primarily in Ontario, Canada and upstate New York for well over 4,000 years. Technically, “Iroquois” refers to a language rather than a particular tribe, but, early on, it began to refer to a “nation” of Indians made up of five tribes, including the SenecaOnondaga, Oneida, Cayuga, and Mohawk. Read about The Powerful Iroquois Confederacy of the Northeast HERE.

Explore Native America

American Tribes Poster

From Tribes and Heros to Myths and Medicine. Explore all that is Native American here.


From Legends’ General Store:

Frontier Slang, Lingo & Phrases Book by Kathy Weiser-Alexander

More Terms, Expanded Definitions + Reverse Lookup + More Pictures

Posters from Legends’ General Store

Our many Mini Poster Prints feature the Old West, Route 66, Native Americans, Maps, Advertising, and interesting Photo Art. Many of these posters are available in two sizes.

Our 11×17 mini-posters are printed on semi-glossy 48 lb. paper and priced for your budget.
Our 11×14″ posters are printed on glossy 68 lb photo paper and are perfect for framing, with a special introductory price.

See all our Poster designs, printed right here in Missouri USA.


The Queen Mary

The Queen Mary at Long Beach, CA. Photo by Kathy Weiser-Alexander.

Internationally recognized, the historic floating hotel and museum attracts thousands of visitors every year. It has also attracted a number of unearthly guests over the years. In fact, some say the Queen Mary is one of the most haunted places in the world with as many as 150 known spirits lurking upon the ship. Over the past 60 years, the Queen Mary has been the site of at least 49 reported deaths, not to mention having gone through the terrors of war, so it comes as no surprise that spectral spirits of her vivid past continue to walk within her rooms and hallways. Read about the history and hauntings of the Queen Mary HERE. 


Explore Legends, Ghosts, Myths & Mysteries

Venture into the unknown with our Legends, Ghosts, Myths & Mysteries.


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, such as weddings and people. With that in mind, read Top 7 Tips for Taking and Editing Photos of Historical Sites.


Travel Tips, Special Destinations, RV Information & More

See Travel Tips, RV information and More


Hey, Y’all! 

Dave & Kathy Alexander.

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 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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  1. I noticed that the Western/cowboy slang dictionary was missing a few that I heard as a child. I learned a song called “I ride an old paint” and these are from that song:
    Throw the houlihan- punch cattle
    Fiery and snuffy- tobacco

    slumgullion- and cheap poor stew

  2. Your bedrock city article brought back allot of memories. We would go there in the early 70’s when passing thru on vacations. I haven’t thought of that place in years. Thanks for the memories.

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