In the Winter of 2008 we explored many ghost towns of New Mexico, and spent some time in the Silver City area. About 12 miles northeast of Glenwood, New Mexico is one of the Land of Enchantment’s premier ghost towns – Mogollon (pronounced “muggy-YOHN” by locals). Today, a ghost towner’s dream, filled with historic buildings of the once rich mining camp Read More ...
In 2015 we made a stop along Arizona Route 66 in the old west town of Oatman. It was our second visit and left us wanting another. Just across the Colorado River and up the hill from Laughlin, Nevada is the historic town of Oatman, Arizona. Often described as a ghost town, it doesn’t quite fit the category, but, Read More ...
St. Augustine, Florida’s Historic Gem – Our video looking at the history and some of the sites from our 2017 visit to America’s Oldest City. Located in Northeast Florida, St. Augustine is the oldest continuously occupied European-established settlement and port in the continental United States. The area was first explored by Spanish Puerto Read More ...
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The roof line of Scotty’s Castle shows the Spanish Moorish influences, Dave Alexander, 2015.
Women’s History Month
In 1987, Congress designated March as National Women’s History Month. There are hundreds of women who stand out in American History due to their strong characters, contributions to society, or plain old interesting personalities. From the hardy pioneers who crossed the vast prairies and mountains heading westward, to nurses, abolitionists, stagecoach drivers, and even a few doctors and soldiers, you’ll find their stories here.
From the wild and wooly mining camps, to the rampages of the Civil War, to the many cowboys riding on the range, these folks often used terms and phrases that are hard to figure out today. Yet other sayings still remain in everyday language, though usually specific to certain regions.
NOW IN A BOOK OR DOWNLOAD More Terms, Expanded Definitions + Reverse Lookup + More Pictures
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.
Dave and Kathy during their visit to Tombstone, AZ in 2007
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