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

Hitch up and see all our Old West Pages

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.


From Legends’ General Store:

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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

See Travel Tips, RV information and More


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In September 2020, Jo Jorgensen became the First Woman in U.S. History on All 50 State Ballots Twice

This is an in-kind message from Legends of America, and not a paid political advertisement, for the Libertarian Party.

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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 of 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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  1. Dave and Kathy, you are both doing a fantastic job, keep up the great work you do ,I look forward for your E -Mails each month , I learned a lot of our country’s history,thank you.

  2. Always look forward to your newsletters.
    Very interesting and informative reads.
    Please keep up the good work.
    Kind Regards,
    Steve Rowley,
    Hampshire, United Kingdom.

  3. My name is Tony Pedraza, Great Grandson of Monico Pedraza who had a brother, uncle or cousin killed in El Paso, Texas by Texas Rangers during the Apache raids where seven families married into the Tiwa (Tiguan) Nation, ignoring the blood line of the Piro’s, which I am a descendant of , the name of the slain is Jose De La Luz Pedraza, My Great Grandfather and Grandfather are now buried here in Deming , New Mexico where Monico Pedraza came to live after the census in El Paso in the early 1800’s I have been banned from the Pueblo by the spiritual leader for having sacrilegious views, word of GOD above, Eagles taking my prayers up to the heavens. I have been banned for five years to include a bad standing with the Pueblo where it is controlled by one nation the Tiguan’s, so much for being a part of a Pueblo that doesn’t recognize its own rule under the Government of United States with constitutional protections? I have gone to the University of El Paso where a lot of documentation and history is now lost. Does anyone know the story of the origin of my family roots, pueblo will not release our history, maybe they are afraid we have more influence than they?

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