See more of our 5,000+ mile Journey through Nine States

 

Across Arizona from a Mission to a Bridge

Cochise, Dinosaurs in Dragoon, and Texas Canyon

Bisbee, Lowell and Some Naco Please

Pancho Villa, Geronimo, and Old West Gunfights

Butterfield, Salt Flats and Warm El Paso

Just passing through (Texas)

 

 

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Thomas Jefferson – The Sage of Monticello

Thomas Jefferson, by Rembrandt Peale 1805.

On the 13th of April, 1743, in a farmhouse among the mountains of Central Virginia, a male child was born who was destined to stamp his genius and personality upon the future nation. The father was a backwoods surveyor of Welsh origin and a giant in stature and strength. His name was Peter Jefferson, and he called his boy Thomas.  Read Thomas Jefferson – The Sage of Monticello, by Inez Nellie Canfield McFee in 1913.

 

Explore More American History

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Did you know?

Fort Sumter, South Carolina

April 1861, Fort Sumter becomes ground zero for the American Civil War. Read about the history of this historic fort here.

Paul Revere by John S. Copley, 1768.

Paul Revere is an American folk hero of the American Revolution whose dramatic horseback ride on the night of April 18, 1775, warned Boston area residents that the British were coming. Read about Paul Revere and His Midnight Ride.

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Ludlow and the Colorado Coalfield War

Ludlow Massacre Monument, Colorado by Kathy Weiser-Alexander, 2018

Ludlow Massacre Monument, Colorado by Kathy Weiser-Alexander, 2018

On Sunday, April 19, 1914, it was a temperate spring day at Ludlow, where much of the camp enjoyed a celebration of the Greek Orthodox Easter, which included a community dinner, musical entertainment, and a baseball game. At one point, a small group of Guardsmen entered the field and exchanged verbal taunts with the relaxing strikers, with one soldier threatening the colonists a “roast” from the National Guardsmen. Later, these words seemed to the strikers to be evidence of a planned attack. Learn about Ludlow and the Colorado Coalfield War.

 

See More Mining on the American Frontier

Clifton, Arizona Mining by the West coast Art Company, 1909.

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Jemez Pueblo

 

Jemez Pueblo Feast Day, by Simeon Schwemberger 1908.

The Jemez, pronounced “Hay-mess,” originated from a place they called “Hua-na-tota” in the area of Largo Canyon in northwestern New Mexico. After having lived there for at least 1,000 years, the people migrated south in the 14th century to the southwestern Jemez Mountains in north-central New Mexico. The Jemez people were primarily farmers but were also hunter-gatherers. Learn more about Jemez Pueblo in north-central New Mexico, the last remaining pueblo of the Towa-speaking people.

 

Explore More Native America

American Tribes Poster

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Blue Ridge Parkway

 

Linn Cove Viaduct, Blue Ridge Parkway near Linville, North Carolina by Carol Highsmith

Connecting the Shenandoah and Great Smoky Mountains National Parks, the Blue Ridge Parkway is one of the most important automobile parkways in the United States and one of the most visited National Park units in the nation. Hop in and take a trip down Blue Ridge Parkway in Virginia & North Carolina.

Ride more Byways & Historic Trails – Great Drives in America

Skyline Drive, Canon City, Colorado by Kathy Weiser-Alexander.

 

 

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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 always enjoy your emails, but this one in particular caught my eye as you mentioned you’d been through Apache Junction. We’ve lived here for a little more than five years now, and love it. Goldfield is about four miles away, and we go there and to the Superstition Mt. Museum quite often. We full-time RVed for eight years, and I did workamping, and that’s how we discovered AJ. Have fun on the road and keep it between the lines!

    1. That’s the second time we’ve been to Apache Junction, doing Goldfield, etc back in 2015. Loved our time there this year. Do you have any of those parakeets hanging around? That was weird.

  2. Hi, Dave and Kathy.
    Love your stories of travels.
    Have you traveled in Texas, Palo Pinto County?
    My Mother was raised on a farm in Oran, TX, Palo Pinto County.
    I live in Irving, TX, next door to Dallas.
    I like your new RV.
    Jo Johnson

    1. Thanks for the kind word Jo! I’m sure we’ve been in that county. My parents were originally from Olney (dad) and Graham (mom) and I still have family in that region. Kathy’s sister lives over in Allen, so we come down every so often and explore that area. Happy to have you as a reader Jo!

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