February is Black History Month

Explore African American History

African American Heroes

African American Heroes

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Death Valley

A land of extremes, Death Valley is one of the hottest, driest and lowest places on earth. With summer temperatures averaging well over 100 degrees and a long history of human suffering in the vast desert, the valley is aptly named. However, this place of eroded badlands, sand dunes, and golden hills also has a haunting sense of beauty.. Read about Death Valley

Journey through America’s Destinations HERE

Red Brick Road near Auburn, Illinois

Journey through America’s Destinations here.

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Did You Know?  

An old chuckwagon at Shakespeare, New Mexico by Kathy Weiser-Alexander.

Second only to the Trail Boss, the cook not only made the meals along the trail, but also acted at times, as barber, dentist, and banker. Read all about the Chuckwagon.

Old West Fact: Cowboys

See our Frontier Facts and Trivia HERE

Supporting our love of history since 2003:

Photo Print Shop

“Hey all, you guys did a top notch job on all the prints I ordered and they just put my 1800’s saloon over the top! I was so impressed by the quality and the packaging. Thank you again, we will be forever Arizona customers!” – Jamie

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Painted Ladies of the Old West

Saloon Girls

Saloon Girls

In the Wild West, the harsh Puritan sanctions were not as “practical” as in America’s more conservative eastern counterpart. And though the “proper” ladies still labeled those who didn’t share their values — by virtue of dress, behavior or sexual ethics, as “disgraceful,” the shady ladies of the West were generally tolerated by other women as a “necessary evil.” Read about Painted Ladies of the Old West.

Explore the Old West

Old West

Hitch up and take a peek at our Old West Legends

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Featured Photo Print Galleries this month:

Arizona Photo Galleries

Cool Springs, Arizona by Kathy Weiser

Arizona Photo Galleries

Native American Rituals, Ceremonies & Dances

War dance of the Sac and Fox, by Peter Rindisbacher, about 1830

Native American Rituals, Ceremonies & Dances Photo Gallery

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Nez Perce National Historic Trail

Nez Perce National Historic Trail

Nez Perce National Historic Trail

The Nez Perce (Nimíipuu or Nee-Me-Poo) Trail was created in 1986 as part of the National Trails System Act and is managed by the U.S. Forest Service. It stretches from Wallowa Lake, Oregon, to the Bear Paw Battlefield near Chinook, Montana connecting 38 sites across these four states that are part of the National Park Service’s Nez Perce National Historical Park. Read more HERE.

 

Explore Native America

American Tribes Poster

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

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From Legends’ General Store:

The ultimate guide for the Mother Road.

This is the ultimate guide for finding and exploring the Route driving from the WEST or the EAST. Its maps and directions are comprehensive yet easy to follow. The spiral-bound guide stays open to the pages you are reading while you are driving or riding. Also includes attractions, tips, other sources, and games. Convenient 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, 216 page, paperback format.

Free Shipping in the U.S. (Media Mail), or choose between First Class and Priority Mail.

Get yours in time for a Spring Road Trip HERE at Legends General Store

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.

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Cryptozoology and Bigfoot

Bigfoot

Bigfoot

Bigfoot has been sighted throughout the United States, from the 16th Century to the present. The first reported sightings were by Native Americans. It was called numerous names by different Indian tribes, “Sasquatch” was only one of over 50 different names given to the creature. Read about Cryptozoology And Bigfoot.

 

Explore Legends, Ghosts, Myths & Mysteries

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

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Boondocking or Dry Camping in an RV

Amboy Crater -Boondocking

We boon docked at Amboy Crater in 2015.

Boondocking is not really a good term, but has somehow come into common use. Dry Camping (parking anywhere without or with limited amenities) is more accurate. Independent Parking is the preferred term. It means that you are prepared to dry camp but, make use of amenities when they’re available. Being prepared to live independently is what it’s all about, then you’re free to do what you want to do. Read Boondocking or Dry Camping in an RV.

Travel Tips, Special Destinations, RV Information & More

See Travel Tips, RV information and More

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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. Hello and thanks for the great stories and interesting histories of America. While chatting to my children as they traveled back to New Mexico Making the long journey from Fallon to Albuquerque. My son was having difficulty keeping alert soon after leaving Flagstaff, I asked him where he was, then started searching for the town of Houck. I stumbled onto this site and was immediately hooked. Not only did this help my road weary son stay awake long enough to switch drivers it continued to work as well for my younger daughter as I read several articles . thanks again
    I wanted to jot a quick note before I get hot coffee and biscuits cooked so everything is ready for my kids to come home.

  2. I just stumbled upon your website and it is fantastic! I love history, Native Americans, travel, trivia…everything you have, I love to read about! Thanks for a fabulous site!

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