In September of 2012 we toured some Civil War history in the south and arrived at one of the most historic battle sites of the entire War. This…is the death-knell of the Confederacy.” — A Confederate soldier after the Battles of Chickamauga and Chattanooga. In the fall of 1863, in some of the hardest fighting of the Civil War, Union and Confederate forces Read More ...
~~~~ Hermann, Missouri, the county seat of Gasconade County, evolved out of an effort to preserve German culture and traditions in America. In the early 19th century several waves of German immigrants came to America and settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Dismayed at how quickly their countrymen were being assimilated into American society, many of Read More ...
Columbia got its start in March 1850 when Dr. Thaddeus Hildreth, his brother George, and a couple of other prospectors made camp near here. In just two days, they hit a bonanza and the gulch yielded more than $4,500 in gold ore. News like that doesn’t take long to spread and the area was soon Read More ...
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United States Constitution
On September 17, 1787, thirty-nine of the fifty-five delegates signed the new United States Constitution. Many did not sign because it lacked a Bill of Rights. At least one didn’t sign because it codified and protected slavery and the slave trade. Read about the United States Constitution.
Mountain Meadows Massacre Site.
On September 11, 1857, approximately 120 men, women, and children in a wagon train from Arkansas were murdered by a band of Mormons set on a holy vengeance. Known as the Mountain Meadows Massacre, the history of this event continues to generate fierce controversy and deep emotions even to this day. Read our in-depth article, with links to eyewitness accounts, details of the primary assassins, victims and more HERE.
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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