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Welcome to Legends of America!!

A Website for the Nostalgic & Historic Minded

Exploring history, destinations, people, & legends of this great  country since 2003.

 

 

 

 

American Factoids:

 

One of America's famous highways, Route 66, aka The Mother Road, was decommissioned on June 27, 1985, with its signs removed and the road almost lost in history, at least on maps. Since that time, enthusiasts and historians have worked together to preserve it's path, with most states having historical road signs travelers can follow, and many GPS devices still showing the original Route.

 

Road Does Not End Sign in Amarillo, Texas

 

 

Abraham Lincoln was a man of perseverance. Before Lincolnís election as the 16th president of the United States he failed as a business man, storekeeper, and farmer. He also failed in his first attempt to obtain political office, when he sought the office of speaker, in his first attempt to go to Congress, when he sought the appointment to the United States Land Office, when he ran for the United States Senate and when friends sought for him the nomination for the vice-presidency in 1856.

 

Texas was the most active gunfighting state, with some 160 shoot-outs from the 1850's through the 1890's.

 

 

Did You Know?

The term "Red Light District" came from the Red Light Bordello in Dodge City, Kansas.  The front door of the building was made of red glass and produced a red glow to the outside world when lit at night. The name carried over to refer to the town's brothel district.

 

 

June History Highlights

 

Brigham Young - Leading the Mormons (Born)

Jefferson Davis - President of the Confederate States Of America (Born)

Cochise - Strong Apache Leader (Died)

War of 1812

Last surrender of the Civil War

Battle of Little Big Horn - Custer's Last Stand

Route 66 is Decommissioned

LegendsOfAmerica.com is founded, 2003

 

 

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Pic Fave of the Moment

 

Pueblo Hotel Vintage Sign, by Jeroen and Maggie Boersma


Built as the Willard Hotel, in Tucson, Arizona in the early 1900's, in 1948 the property was renamed the Pueblo Hotel and Apartments. The sign went through various stages, with the swimming pool text and diver added in the 1950's. This vintage icon of a sign in Tucson was restored in 2012. Photo by Jeroen and Maggie Boersma and featured in our new Boersma Collection.

 

 

Featured Fotos:  Americana

 

 

 

 

Americana - From baseball to apple pie, Thanksgiving to cheeseburgers, Norman Rockwell paintings to a genre of American music having roots in early folk and country styles, Americana is all things American. More specifically, it is those values, traditions, cultures found within the melting pot of the United States.  Read More..

 

 

More Featured Photos:

  • Through The Lens Of Fisk - A native Texan and now longtime Oklahoman, David Fisk is a retired newspaper editor, writer and photographer, living in Edmond, Oklahoma since 1986.

  • Toodling through Kansas - A sampling of Kansas photos, from one end to the other. .

  Did You Know?

 

There is one active volcano, thousands of petrified trees, and almost 300 waterfalls in Yellowstone National Park.

 

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The Donner Party Tragedy

 
 

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Legends' General Store

Legends General Store - Supporting our love of history since 2003. Americana, the Old West, Route 66, Native Americans, Books, Posters, DVD's, Postcards & More!!

Legends of America's Photo ShopLegends Photo Shop - Taking photographs during our travels and restoring vintage photos & creating photo art when we're home, you'll find hundreds of images of America.

Legends Of America's Facebook Fan PageLegend's Facebook Page - Daily posts on everything Legends, along with photo tours of our travels.

 

 

 

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Legends of Kansas - While Legends of America is our priority, Kathy grew up in Kansas, and Dave lived there for years, so we implemented a more in-depth site called Legends of Kansas.

Legends of America's Photo BlogLegends' Photo Blog - Follow our travels as we make our way across America finding bunches of out of the way places, legends, historic sites, ghost towns, and great photo opportunities.
Legends of America on TwitterLegends on Twitter - Daily tweets of American History

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Legends on YouTube - Legends topics, photos, & short documentaries.

Legends on PinterestLegends On Pinterest - Boards of our favorites. Newspaper and CoffeeFree E-Newsletter - Provides you with periodic updates and new information on travel destinations, product specials, and new stories on historic people and places of American History.

 

Hey, Ya'll! 


 

Dave and Kathy at Big Nose Kate's Saloon in Tombstone, Arizona

Lots of folks think Legends of America is a big corporation with dozens of employees -- because we've been around so long & provide thousands of web pages -- Nope, we're not.

 

Legends is actually comprised of just two of us -- Dave & Kathy, who have a love of history, travel, and a desire to share it with the world!

 

Though we are a small Mom & Pop "shop", we have decades of customer service & business experience between the two 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!!

 

The Legends General Store and our Photo Shop are the means for providing the volumes of information to our readers at no cost. 

 

 

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