Journey through America’s Destinations here.
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.
Did You Know?
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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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.
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.
From Tribes and Heros to Myths and Medicine. Explore all that is Native American here.
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
The Old West
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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 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.
Venture into the unknown with our Legends, Ghosts, Myths & Mysteries.
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.
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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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