Journey through America’s Destinations here.
The American Cowboy played an important role as settlers moved across the country during the era of Westward Expansion. These wranglers of cattle and horses performed a number of ranching tasks including tending to the care of animals, riding the range to see that cattle didn’t stray too far, branding the calves, and driving cattle herds to market.
Today, many classic traditions of the cowboy are still preserved. See Cowboys & Trail Blazers.
Also, check out our Cowboys and Trailblazers Photo Print Gallery
The Old West
Did You Know?
On May 16, 1842, the first organized wagon train on the Oregon Trail set out from Elm Grove, Missouri, with more than 100 pioneers. On May 22, 1843, what is known as the Great Migration, with up to 1,000 settlers, livestock, and more, in a massive wagon train, departed to follow the same route from Independence Missouri, arriving in the Willamette Valley. Hundreds of thousands more would follow, especially after gold was discovered in California in 1849. Read much more about The Oregon Trail.
See our Frontier Facts and Trivia HERE
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Geography of the United States is an important tool for learning and understanding American History. It has affected history as the country was first explored and settled, the government changed, wars were fought, and the nation expanded westward. In addition, environmental changes brought droughts and floods, causing migrations of people from one place to another. Start exploring HERE.
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For thousands of years, Native Americans have used herbs to not only heal the body but, also to purify the spirit and bring balance into their lives and their surroundings. Oral traditions indicate that they learned about the healing powers of herbs and other plants by watching sick animals. There are no written records of herbal use by the indigenous people of America prior to the first contact between Europeans and the tribes. However, this changed as Native Americans shared their knowledge of how to use nature’s medicines with the new settlers. See more, including our guide through Native American Remedies.
From Tribes and Heros to Myths and Medicine. Explore all that is Native American here.
Featured Photo Print Galleries this month:
From Nuwati Herbals in Missouri – Respiratory-Health-and-Sore-Throat-Tea-Package
Two Teas from Nuwati Herbals in Missouri USA that help soothe the throat area and support the immune system and respiratory health. Buy HERE at Legends General Store
Native American Tribes Poster, available at Legends’ General Store
“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. Artwork is from an original painting by Bill Strobel. Poster measures 17″ x 24″. Great for classroom and learning projects.
The Alaska Triangle, sometimes called Alaska’s Bermuda Triangle, is a place in the untouched wilderness of the Frontier State where mystery lingers and people go missing at a very high rate. Read about it HERE.
Venture into the unknown with our Legends, Ghosts, Myths & Mysteries.
Roadside stops, strange statues, larger than life items, gimmicky signs, quirky architecture — popping up along America’s roads and highways, often bring drivers to a screeching halt, a quick turn around, or, at the very least, an expletive — “what in hell was that?” See our collection of Off Beat Roadside Attractions, Trivia, & More.
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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!!
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