The Kennecott Mines and mill town are an abandoned copper mine operation and ghost town in Alaska that together, form a National Historic Landmark District. Located within the Wrangell-St. Elias National Park & Preserve, this historic site tells a story of discovery, perseverance, and ingenuity at a time when America was hungry for copper Read More ...
At the end of the 19th century, the Southeast Texas economy relied on agriculture, cattle ranching, and the lumber business, and though the presence of oil was known, it wouldn’t be until 1901 that the oil industry would change the landscape of the region. In the 1500s, the Spanish used oil from seeps near Sabine Pass for caulking Read More ...
We’ve been down Route 66 in Arizona a couple of times, and Seligman is most definitely a must stop to experience the essence of America’s Mother Road. When pioneers along the Beale Wagon Road passed through this area in the mid-nineteenth century, it was known as Mint Valley. Later, when the Prescott & Central Arizona Read More ...
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I like that you are always adding material to your sight. It’s a very good website and it’s been fun to navigate and learn about the history of all the places I have visited. And thank you for the professional packaging of photos. I will continue to enjoy the artistic and historic nature of your site. Happy Trails! – Susan
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After serving more than twenty years in prison, Cole Younger got a job selling tombstones, worked for a while in a Wild West show with Frank James, and died quietly in 1916 in Lee’s Summit, Missouri, where he was known as an elderly churchgoer.
For those in the Old West, far away from the more civilized life of the east, pioneers, cowboys, explorers, and mountain men, usually celebrated Christmas with homemade gifts and humble fare. Read about a Pioneer Christmas
Here’s to the Good Ol’ Days! And some not so much. All combine for a taste of Americana!
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If you love Route 66, enjoy coloring, and like to share with others, this book is for you! The Route 66 Postcard Coloring Book contains 20 postcards of various places along America’s Mother Road, each ready for your own artistic touch. Made in Missouri, U.S.A. For more information, visit Legends’ General Store.
Dave and Kathy during their visit to Tombstone, AZ in 2007
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