Journey through America’s Destinations HERE

Red Brick Road near Auburn, Illinois

Journey through America’s Destinations here.

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The Road Never Ends

June 27, 1985, Route 66, known as “The Mother Road”, was officially decommissioned. But it remains a loring attraction for people around the world.  Read more about the history of Route 66 HERE.

Start Your Adventure HERE on our Route 66 Main Page

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Did You Know?  

Nine Foot Road, Route 66, Oklahoma

In 1926 only 800 miles of Route 66 were paved. Only in 1937 did Route 66 get paved end-to-end.

George Maharis and Martin Milner were the stars of the CBS television series Route 66 which debuted on October 7, 1960. In the show, the stars drove brand new baby-blue Corvettes, though the audience wouldn’t know that because the show was in black and white. The show continued for 116 episodes, finally ending on March 13, 1964. Ironically, the show was filmed on locations all around the USA, but rarely near the real Route 66.

See our Route 66 Facts & Trivia

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The United States Flag – History & Facts

U.S. Flag History by Legends of America.

U.S. Flag History by Legends of America.

In 1916, President Woodrow Wilson issued a proclamation officially establishing a nationwide observance of Flag Day on June 14, the anniversary of the Flag Resolution of 1777. Before the American Revolution, the colonists didn’t unite under a single flag, but instead, fought under various unit or regimental flags which displayed different designs and words such as “Don’t Tread on Me,” “An Appeal to Heaven”, and “Liberty or Death.” Read more about the History of the United States Flag.

Begin Your Journey through American History HERE

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Native American Dances

Jemez Pueblo Ceremonial Dance by Simeon Schwemberger, 1908

Dances have always been significant in the lives of Native Americans as both a common amusement and a solemn duty. Many dances played a vital role in religious rituals and other ceremonies; while others were held to guarantee the success of hunts, harvests, giving thanks, and other celebrations. Read more about Native American Dances 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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Drugs In the Old West

Wolcott's Instant Pain Annihilator, 1863 advertisement

The dice and the guns weren’t the only things loaded in the Old West — so were many of the men and women. Generally, when we think of people being “loaded” in those days, the image of men standing at a long bar knocking down shots of Firewater or White Lightning immediately comes to mind. However, the fact is that drugs such as morphine and cocaine were being used with frequency. Read about Drugs in the Old West

Hitch up and see all our Old West Pages

The Old West

The Old West

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Featured Photo Print Galleries this month:

National Parks & Monuments

National Parks & Monuments

Ghost Towns of Nevada

Ghost Towns of Nevada

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From Legends’ General Store:

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

American Tribes Poster

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.

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The Roswell Incident

 

Baloon Debris Roswell, New Mexico

The hot June of 1947 brought something new to Roswell, New Mexico, other than its historic contingent of Indians, Spaniards, longhorn cattle, chili farmers, and plenty of cowboys. This was something new! And, it wasn’t arriving along the usual dusty trail, but rather, from the skies above.  Read about it HERE.

 

Explore Legends, Ghosts, Myths & Mysteries

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

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Ten Tips for Dog Owners on the Road in an RV

 

Gratuitous photo of our furry Children.. Because it's a Dog Story, and we love our Dogs. Although, they aren't near as bright as Jim.

Motor homes usually have a driver, a passenger, maybe a few kids, and at least one dog. It’s a prerequisite that to own a motor home you need at least one dog. Don’t be surprised when you see RV dealers matching a breed to a particular model in the future. See Ten Tips for Dog Owners on the Road 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. Your website “Legends of America” is an excellent source of historical and geographical information with many images. There is extremely much, much information revealed which a very large majority of people did not even know about before. I, as an American, constantly learn more and more new things about my country and its people from your great Americana internet site.

  2. I find Your presentations on the History Past and Near present stirring my old curiosity & Interest-
    I am older than many and Younger than fewer- Proud Graduate of Univ of MO Rolla now MS&T-

    Since I grew up in Jackson County and lived on the Santa Fe trail 1935-1951( Known As Blue ridge Blvd) which was the Trail or it was close by- There are many stories from Locals and in records at the Raytown Historical Society Museum-Information of the early Schools that served the Brooking township- I attended Chapel School (Est 1851 which I entered in Fall of 1940- A family Dollar Store sits on the Corner where the School originally was a Log cabin with the Help of the Still functioning Blue Ridge Methodist Church- My family was from a long line to PA Methodist followers and early 1842 with family to St Charles County MO- From Washington and Fayette Counties PA by riverboat. As a coincidencethis ties me to my interst of the Santa Fe Trail
    The 1842 date is exactly the same as a early settler along the MO KAN state Line in the area of the Once New Santa Fe ( Graveyard and a Church are on the site 123rd st South 3 blocks east of State line road). The 1842 Cabin(later Road House with sleeping rooms up the narrow stairs) then a farm Home- the exterior has been surrounded by a Modern home which I recently toured with the New Owner – New Santa Fe was the last stop on the 20 mile route of the original trail on the High ground Ridge to Kansas Territory- On to Olathe- The last place where a letter could be posted to the East- and some final supplies found in a Store. I have not found much history- The area is just South of Watts Mill on the Indian Creek flowing out of KANSAS ( another Story)
    If You contact we with a cell phone I will send the Current picture to You.
    Yes- my late wife Was from Pettis County ,Sedalia and 65 was the highway to Sprgfld that Her parents took to enter Doris to the Early 1950,’s Drury College where we met..
    We had traveled to all 50 states and from Key West to the Ports of entry in Canada in the west , Manitoba and Ontario and Quebec+Mexico via San Diego and Brownsville- Maine near the Canadian Border-
    We both were from Patriot families, Doris being a DAR and Myself a SAR- celebrating Our Revolutionary Families History and journeys to the West.
    Keep bringing stories forth and presenting them as history and facts as all who read will benefit –
    Yes I traveled the Lewis And Clark Trail to Fort Clatsop- to St Charles where the Battle of S Louis ws fought- I have a close friend whose family was in MO territory ( Near St Genevieve) when the Spanish and French were seeking ownership.
    C.C Barnds

  3. Love your monthly newsletters. I have visited many areas of the west ,now thanks to
    you I know a lot more about their history. Please keep up the good work.

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