Subject: Legends of America - July 2018 Newsletter

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Legends of America Newsletter - July 2018
How about that Fourth of July Celebration!  I'm not talking about all the fireworks, our biggest celebration came the weekend after when Mother Nature decided to "pause" Summer for a couple of days.  It was the only time in recent weeks we didn't have temps in the upper 90's and heat indexes in the "ugh times 100" factor.

I hope you know that all those pictures you saw on social media that week, from all your friends having fun, leading exciting lives, and experiencing grand adventures, are only a glimpse into their reality. The rest of the time they were creaking their bones, moaning from excesses and sweating their ass off just like us. Well, maybe that was just me. Really, I had no idea I could eat that much in at a BBQ. 
It wasn't fun for everyone. Our furry travel companions ran out of places to hide and spent most of the holiday hunkered down under tables, or sitting at my feet pleading for calm. Saw plenty of posts on Facebook about missing dogs that week. Funny though, I never see any messages about missing cats?  Are cats just that much tougher when it comes to fireworks? 

Meanwhile, we continue to celebrate our 15th anniversary on the world wide web. You'll find specials in our General Store and Photo Print Shop, along with another peek back in time to our earliest stories in this newsletter. 

We're sure glad to have you as a reader!

Dave "5 pounds heavier" Alexander
What's New on LOA

Once again there are too many additions since our last newsletter to include here. Here are some highlights, but be sure to go to our "What's New" page to see the rest. 
John “Grizzly” Adams – Adams was a professional hunter of grizzly bears who became well-known after his involvement in P.T. Barnum’s Circus.

Witch Hunts in Connecticut – While not as famous as the Salem, Massachusetts witch trials of 1692, witch hunts in Connecticut began decades earlier in 1647 and lasted until 1697.

James Aird – A Scottish fur trader, James Aird spent nearly 40 years among the Dakota Sioux in Iowa and Minnesota becoming a fur trader at Mackinac and Prairie du Chien.

James Bowie – James “Jim” Bowie was a frontiersman, explorer, and pioneer, who fought in the Texas Revolution, resulting in his death at the Battle of the Alamo.

Fort Pueblo, Colorado – El Pueblo, Colorado was a trading post established by George Simpson and Robert Fisher at the present-day site of Pueblo, Colorado.

Hardscrabble, Colorado – In 1844 three traders from El Pueblo, George Simpson, Joseph Doyle, and Alexander Barclay established Hardscrabble, Colorado.
Comancheros of the Llano Estacado – The Comancheros were an ethnically mixed group of New Mexican traders who made their living by trading with the Comanche, Kiowa, and other Plains tribes.

Mary Donoho – Mary Dodson Donoho, the 25-year-old wife of trader William Donoho, was the first American woman to arrive in Santa Fe, New Mexico over the Santa Fe Trail.

Mad Ann Bailey – Scout & Indian Fighter – Ann Hennis Trotter Bailey, better known as “Mad Ann”, was a scout, spy, and Indian fighter during the colonial Indian Wars and the American Revolution.

Lizzie Borden – Killer of Fall River, Massachusetts? – Lizzie Borden, the only suspect in the ax murders of Andrew and Abby Borden, in 1892, was arrested, tried, and acquitted in Fall River, Massachusetts.
There is a lot more since our last newsletter. We've added about 25 articles over the past few weeks, including stories on Forts of Colorado, Native Americans, Old West and more. 
Eagle Nest Lodge - History in Decay

We continue to celebrate our 15th Anniversary with a look back at the area that started it all...the Moreno Valley of New Mexico. 
Perhaps it’s a mystery, or perhaps not, but, this old lodge certainly became an enigma to me on my July, 2003 visit to the Moreno Valley. Since I was a child in the 60’s and visiting the valley every summer, I’ve always wondered about this old place. Finally, I decided to find out more about it.
Quirky Stop on Missouri Route 66 - A Tribute to the Trail of Tears
Following the Indian Removal Act of 1830, tens of thousands of Cherokee, Creek, Seminole, Chickasaw, and Choctaw Indians were forced from their homelands in the southeast United States to reservations in Oklahoma. Suffering from exposure, disease and starvation, thousands died, giving the name to their path — the “Trail of Tears.” For one man who lived near Jerome, Missouri, their suffering was not forgotten, as he spent years building them a tribute along Route 66.
Popular on Facebook 

In case you missed's some articles that have received the most interaction on our Facebook fan pages over the past month. 

Lincoln, New Mexico - Wild Wild West Frozen in TimeA walk down Lincoln, New Mexico’s Main Street is a step back into the Wild Wild West.

Caddo Tribe - The Caddo Nation is a confederacy of several Native American tribes who historically inhabited much of what is now East Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas and Oklahoma. 

(From our primary Legends' Facebook Page)
Dutch Henry Borne - Biggest Horse Thief in the American WestBorn July 2, 1849, Dutch Henry was an outlaw and one of the most prevalent horse thieves and cattle rustlers of the Old West.

Thank you for your support!

We can't say enough how much your support keeps us motivated in sharing our love of American History and travel destinations. Our primary funding is through our General Store and Photo Print Shop, but your donations through our Tip Jar have also played a large role during our website remodel, and continue to help with our server and technical costs. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
15th Anniversary Savings Continue - Use Coupon Code LOA15

Save 15% off the rest of July as we celebrate our 15th Anniversary!  Includes everything in our General Store and Photo Print Shop!  Hurry, sale ends soon!!

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What Our Readers are saying: 

I *love* your newsletter!!! Thanks for all the great old west reading over the years. - Ellie

Congratulations one and all. Well done. - Robert

Wow, this is a great site. Thanks for the cowboy song lyrics. Now to find the music to go along.I have some but most of the songs look like poems put to music. I am glad these songs won’t be lost. - Harp gal (Reference Cowboy Songs & Frontier Ballads)

So cool, glad I found your website. Such a great read! - Angie (Reference Elizabethtown - Gone But Not Forgotten)

Happy Anniversary and many more! I have enjoyed your site for many years. Too bad we didn’t have your site to read when I was in school history classes–I would have stayed awake and learned. - Robby

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