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Route 66 does not end along 6th Street in Amarillo, Texas, Kathy Weiser, November, 2005.

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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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February is Black History Month

 

There will be a day sometime in the near future when this guide will not have to be published. That is when we as a race will have equal rights and privileges in the United States.” — Victor Hugo Green, 1936

The Negro Motorist Green Book was a guidebook published annually for African-Americans traveling across the country. The book was the idea of an African American mailman in New York City named Victor Hugo Green, who began to publish the book in 1936. This was during the era of Jim Crow laws, when open and often legally prescribed discrimination was wide-spread against African Americans, especially in the South. Read about The Crucial Role of the Negro Motorist Green Book.

Learn more about African American History in the United States

African American Heroes

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Did you know?

 

General William Henry Harrison, by Rembrandt Peal, 1813

Born February 9, 1773, President William Henry Harrison was part of a political dynasty, with his father Benjamin Harrison signing the Declaration of Independence, and his Grandson, also named Benjamin, becoming the 23rd President. William Henry Harrison was also in office for the shortest amount of time of all Presidents, dying only a month after his inauguration. Read about William Henry Harrison – The Hero of Tippecanoe.

Supporting our Love of America

 

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Happy Birthday!

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Francis “Borax” Marion Smith – The Borax King of Death Valley

Francis Marion Smith, 1907

Born in Richmond, Wisconsin on February 2, Francis Marion Smith, known as the “Borax King,” and “Frank,” was a Death Valley mining magnate and businessman who headed the Pacific Coast Borax Company.  He would leave a lasting impact on California.  Read Francis “Borax” Marion Smith – The Borax King of Death Valley.

Hitch up and see all our Old West Pages

The Old West

The Old West

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Cahokia Mounds, Illinois – Largest Archaeological Site in North America

 

Artist's rendition of Cahokia Mounds

Preserving the remains of an ancient Native American city near Collinsville, Illinois, the Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site is across the Mississippi River from St. Louis, Missouri. Covering more than 2,000 acres, Cahokia is the most sophisticated prehistoric native civilization north of Mexico. Explore the history of Cahokia Mounds, Illinois – Largest Archaeological Site in North America

 

Explore More Native America

American Tribes Poster

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Buckhorn Saloon & Museum – San Antonio, Tx

Inside the Buckhorn, Kathy Weiser-Alexander, 2011.

 

Way back in 1881, a man named Albert Friedrich opened Albert’s Buckhorn Saloon on Dolorosa Street in downtown San Antonio, Texas. An enterprising entrepreneur, Friedrich opened the saloon with the offer: “Bring in your deer antlers and you can trade them for a shot of whiskey or a beer.” And so, the world’s most unique collection of horns and antlers began. Albert’s father, Wenzel, soon joined in on the act, making handmade horn furniture fro the saloon. In no time at all, cowboys and hunters began to bring in horns and trophy mounts from all kinds of animals. See more about the Buckhorn Saloon & Museum.

 

Off Beat Roadside Attractions, Trivia, & More

 

The Genoa Wonder Tower in east-central Colorado was once a popular roadside attraction for travelers. Photo by Kathy Weiser-Alexander.

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RV Vacations – Ten Tips

 

RV's at West Glacier RV Park in Montana.

Perhaps you have wondered about taking an RV vacation. It seems like fun, and you’d like to try it, but you aren’t sure if it’s for you. Well, it’s a growing industry. Annual RV retail sales topped $14 billion in 2004. As baby boomers take to the road, the RVing pastime and lifestyle are becoming increasingly popular. If you have a hint of the  RV itch, then here are 10 common reasons for taking an RV vacation.

RV Tips, Tricks, Travel Information & More

Amboy Crater -Boondocking

 

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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. Oh my Gosh! Cannot say often enough what a nice diversion your site gives me! I have been reading it with interest and sending invites to you and Kathy for years to visit our home in TN or our cabin in CO for almost as long…
    I absolutely love seeing you and Kathy in a video every once in a while on the History Channel or other sources!
    Thank you for your continued articles!!!

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