Subject: Legends Of America Newsletter - May 2021

A tribute to lost souls, Gift from France, An unlucky lawman, Strange things afoot near Roswell and much more!

Legends of America Newsletter - May 2021

In this newsletter:

  • A tribute to lost souls

  • Gift from France arrives in New York

  • An unlucky lawman

  • Strange things afoot near Roswell

and much more!

Latest from our world

I hope everyone is having a peaceful Memorial Day, and that you and your family have taken time to reflect on the significance of this holiday. It is interesting how this tradition of honoring our fallen heroes has changed over the years. Be sure to check out our article on the Evolution of National Cemeteries, which includes a brief history of what is now known as Memorial Day.

We're still pondering on our next travel adventure. Kathy thought we would be going somewhere in June, but apparently, our grandkids actually want to see us once in a while, so it may be July before we're outta here again.

Joey Alexander

In the meantime, Kathy and I decided we needed to replace our missing team member, so if you will, please welcome Joey to Legends of America. Her name before coming to live with our pack was Jolene, but Kathy and I both just couldn't stand the earworm that left us, so we changed it to Joey. Sorry, Dolly.

Joey is a 4 to 5-year-old Maltese, that up until a couple of months ago, had been owned by two different commercial breeders. We had such a rewarding experience rescuing Mr. Riley we wanted to do it again. Joey doesn't have a lot of dog skills like begging for treats, or understanding belly rubs, but she's coming along. After about a week in her new furever home, she has gone from slinking around to twirling as fast as she can when she gets excited. Our Ms. Kaydee is keeping Joey in check though, standing on top of her when she's being "too cute". A huge Thank YOU to the Stover Missouri Animal Rescue for bringing this joy into our home. They do great work as a No-Kill nonprofit 501(c)3 dog and cat rescue in central Missouri. We couldn't be happier to have Joey on the Legends' team.


Dave "Pack Instructor and Chief Hound" Alexander

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What's New on LOA

Here are some of the recent additions since our last newsletter

Iron Town Utah ruins

Old Iron Town, Utah – Iron City, Utah was once a busy mining town in the 1870s producing iron for Mormon settlers, railroads, and more near Cedar City. Today it is part of the Frontier Homestead State Park.

Pipe Spring National Monument – Pipe Spring National Monument has a long history of bringing peoples to its life-giving waters along the Arizona Strip.

David Jackson – David Edward Jackson was a pioneer, explorer, trader, and fur trapper who was well known in the American West.

Louisiana Civil War Battles – A look at the battles and military operations during the Civil War that involved Louisiana.

Arkansas Civil War Battles – Arkansas raised 48 infantry regiments, 20 artillery batteries, and over 20 cavalry regiments for the Confederacy, mostly serving in the Western Theater.

Welcome to Damar Kansas

Damar (From our Legends of Kansas website) Damar was established along the Union Pacific Railroad in 1888 by a community of French Canadians. Some had emigrated from Canada as early as 1871, settling on farms along the Rooks County-Graham County line in northwest Kansas.

Toronto, Kansas – (From our Legends of Kansas website) Toronto is a small town in southwest Woodson County, situated on the Verdigris River that got its start in 1869.

Manhattan, Kansas – (From our Legends of Kansas website) In March 1855, a group of abolitionists of the New England Emigrant Aid Company traveled to Kansas Territory to found a Free-State town, first called Boston.

Eudora – (From our Legends of Kansas website) Eudora got its start when a German company from Illinois bought 800 acres from the Shawnee Tribe.

There's more! We added 18 new articles since our last newsletter.

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Old West Photo Prints

Old West Photo Prints

Hundreds to choose from, many sizes available for prints, and everything 20% off when you use coupon code 2021 during checkout at Legends' Photo Print Shop!

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Did You Know?

Statue of Liberty

On June 17, 1885, a gift from France arrives to much fanfare in New York Harbor. The Statue of Liberty Enlightening the World is a universal symbol of freedom and democracy.

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Jerome, MO - A Tribute to the Trail of Tears

Jerome MO and the Trail of Tears Memorial

Just outside the small town of Jerome, a tribute to lost souls on the Trail of Tears remains an attraction along old Route 66 in Missouri. And recently it is seeing a comeback thanks to efforts to preserve this quirky stop.  

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HearHear - Road Trip Companion

HearHere App for iPhone

Every place has a story. Now, every story has a place with HearHere, Kevin Costner's travel audio entertainment app for road-trippers available on the App Store for iPhone.

Download the free app, open up the map, and let their location-based stories find you. HearHere now features over 6,000 stories across the U.S., with new destinations every day. Listen to 5 free stories every month, or subscribe for unlimited yearly access!

And you can find dozens of Legends of America's stories along the way, now on HearHere!

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The Roswell Incident

Roswell Daily Record from 1947

It was June 14, 1947, when William “Mack” Brazel rode out on the J.B. Foster Ranch, which Brazel operated to check the stock. Riding along with him was his neighbor’s, Floyd and Loretta Proctor, son. The pair soon came upon a large amount of strange debris spread throughout an area of about 200 yards.

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Pat Garrett - An Unlucky Lawman

Pat Garrett

Born June 5, 1850, Patrick Floyd Jarvis Garrett would be forever known as the man who killed Billy the Kid. However, his story is much more than that day in New Mexico.


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Town view of Silverton, Colorado

Silverton, Colorado – High in the San Juans - The Town of Silverton was established in Baker’s Park in 1874, and Francis Marion Snowden built the first log cabin. The town was officially organized in September, and a townsite was laid out.

Red Cloud

Red Cloud – Lakota Warrior & Statesman - Among latter-day chiefs, Red Cloud was notable as quiet, simple, and direct in speech, courageous in action, an ardent lover of his country, and possessed in a marked degree of the manly qualities characteristic of the American Indian in his best days.

Black Bart

Charles “Black Bart” Bowles – The Poet Outlaw – Black Bart’s stage robbery career lasted just over 8 years. Described as always being polite, never used foul language, didn’t steal from the passengers, and never used his shotgun.

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