Explore the many fascinating histories of America’s Ghost Towns HERE

The old Swazey Hotel in Bodie, California by Carol Highsmith.


Native American Heroes and Leaders

The history of the American West is obviously never complete without the tales of the many Americans who first lived on these vast lands. Here, you’ll find many of the chiefs, heroes, and warriors, that history records as significant in the westward expansion of the United States. Though there were literally thousands of men and women that could be mentioned, this ever-growing list of individuals begins with those most famous. See our Native American Heroes & Leaders HERE.

Explore Native America

American Tribes Poster

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


Did You Know? 

Caring for the wounded at Antietam, 1862

September 17, 1862, the twelve-hour battle began, becoming America’s bloodiest one day battle in American History, with over 23,000 dead and wounded.  Read about the Civil War’s Battle of Antietam, Maryland HERE.

Also, see our Civil War Facts & Trivia

Butterfield Stage-wagon 1858 WH Hilton Arizona

On September 16, 1857, the United States Government accepted John Butterfield Sr. of Utica, New York a contract for an “Overland Mail Service to California”.  Read about John Butterfield and the Overland Mail Company HERE.

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Ingalls, Oklahoma – Gunfight with the Doolin Gang

Ingalls, Oklahoma by Kathy Weiser-Alexander.

The small community of Ingalls, Oklahoma, located about halfway between Stillwater and Yale, Oklahoma, is no longer shown on state highway maps. Only a few deserted buildings, stone foundations, and a stone memorial mark the site of the famous gunfight on September 1, 1893.  Read about it HERE

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The Old West

The Old West


Featured Photo Print Galleries this month:

Route 66 – America’s Mother Road

Route 66 Photo Print Galleries.

The Old West

Old West Photo Print Galleries.


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Made in the U.S.A. – Legends of America’s original designed postcards of Route 66, various states, cities & places; the Old West, Native Americans, and More, utilize our own restored images, photographs taken during our travels, vintage designs, and original art. Order 5 or more postcards (vintage, new, our designs, or mix and match) and automatically get 20% off! Deeper discounts available when you order 25 or more of the same design! Shop Now.


The Mysterious Signal – by Cy Warman, 1906

This tale is adapted from a chapter of a book written by Cy Warman, entitled The Last Spike And Other Railroad Stories, and explores the eerie tale of the Mysterious Signal and the Ashtabula Train Disaster.  Read this historic text from 1906 HERE.


Explore Legends, Ghosts, Myths & Mysteries

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


Working While You RV

You may not realize but there are many things to consider when it comes to working out of your RV. Here are a few to keep in mind. Rachel Weimer explores some tips for those virtual, working travelers HERE.

Travel Tips, Special Destinations, RV Information & More

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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 of us — in both large and small organizations. With an entrepreneurial dream, we launched Legends of America in 2003.

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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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