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Kennecott Mine, Alaska by Jet Lowe, 1982

Kennecott Mine, Alaska by Jet Lowe, 1982

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Legends of America's Photo Prints

Legends of America’s Photo Prints

Many print sizes, Canvas Wraps, and more!  Just click on the photos you like and “Visit Shop”, or choose from our featured items.

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A Tribute to the Trail of Tears on Route 66

Trail of Tears Memorial in Jerome, Missouri by Kathy Weiser-Alexander.

Trail of Tears Memorial in Jerome, Missouri by Kathy Weiser-Alexander.

Just outside the small town of Jerome, a tribute to lost souls on the Trail of Tears remains an attraction along old Route 66 in Missouri. And recently it is seeing a comeback thanks to efforts to preserve this quirky stop.  See Jerome, MO – A Tribute to the Trail of Tears.

 

Plot your adventure on America’s Mother Road!

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Did you know?

U.S. Flag History by Legends of America.

U.S. Flag History by Legends of America.

On June 14, 1777, the Continental Congress passed a resolution establishing an official flag for the new nation stating that “the flag of the United States be 13 stripes, alternate red and white” and that “the union be 13 stars, white in a blue field, representing a new constellation.” Learn more with the United States Flag – History & Facts.

Statue of Liberty and Manhattan, New York

Statue of Liberty and Manhattan, New York

On June 17, 1885, a gift from France arrives to much fanfare in New York Harbor. The Statue of Liberty Enlightening the World is a universal symbol of freedom and democracy. Read about Liberty Island and the Statue of Liberty.

 

HearHere – A Roadtrip Companion

Every place has a story. Now, every story has a place with HearHere, Kevin Costner’s travel audio entertainment app for road-trippers available on the App Store for iPhone. Download the app, open up the map, and let their location-based stories find you. HearHere now features over 6,000 stories across the U.S., with new destinations every day. Listen to 5 free stories every month, or subscribe for unlimited yearly access! And you can find dozens of Legends of America’s stories along the way, now on HearHere!

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Kachinas of the Puebloans

Hopi Kachina Dolls by Fred Kabotie, 1925.

Hopi Kachina Dolls by Fred Kabotie, 1925.

A spirit being in western Puebloan religious beliefs, Kachinas are a central theme within a number of cultures including the Hopi and the Tewa Village on the Hopi Reservation in Arizona; and the ZuniAcoma, and Laguna Pueblos in New Mexico. Also called katchina, katcina, or Katsina, these spirits, or personifications of things in the natural world, may represent anything from rain to crops, to various animals, stars, beloved ancestors, and even other Indian tribes. The word kachina derives from the Hopi term kachi, which means “spirit father, life, or spirit.” Step into the world of Kachinas of the Puebloans.

 

Explore More Native America

American Tribes Poster

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Pat Garrett – An Unlucky Lawman

Pat Garrett

Pat Garrett

Born June 5, 1850, Patrick Floyd Jarvis Garrett would be forever known as the man who killed Billy the Kid. However, his story is much more than that day in New Mexico. Visit Pat Garrett – An Unlucky Lawman.

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John B. Armstrong (lower-middle) with other Texas Rangers.

 

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The Roswell Incident

The hot summer of 1947 brought something new to Roswell, New Mexico, other than it 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. Dig into the legend of Roswell.

 

More Mysteries in American History

Mysteries in American History

Mysteries in American History

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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 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!!

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. Hi:

    I love your website and Philip Varney’s books. I love the American West and it’s ghost towns and stories. I live in San Antonio, Texas and we have the Spanish missions down here and we always visit them to get and stay in touch them and the history of the southwest.

    My kids want to go visit Bodie in about a year or two and some other ghost towns mentioned on your website.

    My kids are teenagers but concerned and scared because they think that the cancel culture or certain groups that are rising up want to eliminate our history. That can’t happen, right? It would be a crying shame to erase our history because there is so, so much rich history of the Anglo settlers and the Spanish settlers.

    Peter

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