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

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Rough Riding Theodore Roosevelt

Teddy Roosevelt's Rough Riders.

Born October 27, 1858,  “The career of Theodore Roosevelt has a lasting fascination for the young. There was nothing sordid or commonplace or unclean to mar it. His courage, steadfastness and faith, his deeds of daring, his physical prowess, his resourcefulness, his exploits as a hunter and explorer, his intellectual keenness, his personal charm, and his dominating patriotic motive make their irresistible appeal, and in the shaping of the ideals of American youth for generations to come his most important service is yet to be rendered.” Read about the incredible life of our 26th President ‘Teddy’ Roosevelt.

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Did You Know? 

Chicago Fire, 1871 by Currier & Ives

On the night of October 8, 1871, the city of Chicago would see the beginnings of one of the largest disasters of the 19th Century that would leave at least 300 people dead, and destroy over 3 square miles of the city. Read about the Great Chicago Fire.

Peshtigo Fire_Harpers Weekly Nov25, 1871

While history recorded the Great Chicago Fire of 1871 as one of the worst in American history, the headlines overshadowed a greater tragedy that same day due to the slow spread of the news. Between 1,200 to 2,500 American’s lost their lives, and 1.2 million acres of land were burned in the Upper Midwest, in what is known as the Peshtigo Firestorm of 1871, the deadliest in United States recorded history. Read more…

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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:

Route 66 – America’s Mother Road

Route 66 Photo Print Galleries.

The Old West

Old West Photo Print Galleries.

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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.

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Navajo Long Walk to the Bosque Redondo

Navajo Prisoners taking the "Long Walk"

It was to be the first Indian reservation west of Oklahoma. It would be hailed as a miserable failure. Read about the “Navajo Long Walk to the Bosque Redondo

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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Vanished  – Jolly Cholly Funland No More

Jolly Cholly Beef Burgers courtesy Sun Chronicle.

Jolly Cholly’s Funland in North Attleboro, Massachusetts once had traffic backed up for miles. What would become one of the area’s most popular amusement parks, got its start when Charles M. Nasif and his wife, Helen, opened a dairy bar at 171 East Washington Street in 1954. Read more here…

Reminisce with our Lost Landmarks & Vanished Sites

Palace Amusements in Ashbury Park, New Jersey by John Margolies, 1978.

Palace Amusements in Ashbury Park, New Jersey by John Margolies, 1978.

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Storing Your RV for the Winter

Putting your RV away for the Winter?  Here are some storage tips you will want to consider.  See “Storing 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 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. I thoroughly enjoy your newsletter. After retiring from a 42 year trucking career my wife and I love traveling the West exploring many of the back roads and historical sites I’ve seen along my travel but never had time to stop and examine. Keep it up as many of the places you share are new to me.

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