Subject: Legends of America Newsletter & Holiday Specials - December 2017

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Legends of America Newsletter - December 2017
Happy Holiday's Ya'll! No matter your celebration, we want to wish you and your family all the warmth of the Holiday Season. Kathy and I are blessed to have you as a reader, and want to thank each and every one of you for all your support over the past years. 2018 will mark Legends Of America's 15th anniversary, and without you, we simply wouldn't be.

Be sure to check out our great gift ideas in Legends' General Store and Legends' Photo Print Shop.  Our 25% off Sale continues in both, see the details and coupon code below in this newsletter!

Enjoy family and friends and reflect upon all that's good in your life as we wrap up another incredible year. 

Dave and Kathy
Legends of America
What's New on LOA

Here are the latest additions since our last newsletter. 

Confederate Ranger John S. Mosby's Hidden Treasure - In the woods of Fairfax County, Virginia a large treasure is said to be hidden. It would be worth more than six million dollars today.

Confederate Gold in Wilkes County Georgia - The most famous Civil War treasure story is that of hundreds of thousands of dollars of the Confederate treasury that went missing in Georgia.

America's Mystery Lights -  by Rhetta Akamatsu - Across the country, there are a number of ghost lights, spook lights or mystery lights that occur.  Not all can be explained away.

Did You Know?

The first gold strike in the Old West was made by Jose Ortiz in 1832 south of Santa Fe, New Mexico, in what would quickly become the boom town of Delores.

Buffalo, which were strewn across the Great Plains after the mass buffalo hunts of 1870-1883, were bought by Eastern firms for the production of fertilizer and bone china. “Bone pickers” earned eight dollars a ton for the bones.

By the 1600’s beaver was extinct in Great Britain and extremely scarce in other parts of Europe, giving rise to a great demand for American beaver skins and thus the many trappers that would roam the vast west.

A Pioneer Christmas
By the mid 1800s the American Christmas tradition included much of the same customs and festivities as is does today, including tree decorating, gift-giving, Santa Claus, greeting cards, stockings by the fire, church activities and family-oriented days of feasting and fun.

But, 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.

Cripple Creek Colorado - World's Greatest Gold Camp

In the early Fall of 2009 we paid a visit to Colorado and found ourselves some 40 miles southwest of Colorado Springs at the historic Gold Camp of Cripple Creek. 
Today the fame of The Cripple Creek Gold Camp ranks with London, Paris and other money centers of the world, for, while the great money centers may handle and control more of the world’s assets, Cripple Creek actually adds more new money to the treasury of the world than any other place. Nearly $2,000,000 are added every month to the world’s wealth by the product from the hills within The District of Cripple Creek.

— Cripple Creek Times, 1904

The first discovery of gold in the Pikes Peak region was made in 1874 when a man named T.H Lowe picked up some rich ore in a meadow near the present site of Cripple Creek. Excited, he quickly organized a prospecting party to search the nearby gulches. Though they found a little gold, there was not enough to warrant mining and soon they departed.

It would be another ten years before any gold was heard of again....

25% Savings Continue, but Sale Ends December 10th!

Supporting our love of history since 2003, Legends' General Store is a great place to find unique gifts, books, DVD's, wall art, Native American inspired herbal remedies, t-shirts, postcards and much more.  Right now save 25% off everything, including already marked down items, with coupon code HOL25 in Cartview! 
Sale includes Personalized items!  From Barrel Signs to Glassware, Watches and more!  Save 25% off when you use coupon code HOL25. 

Please note: Our standard shipping is ground on personalized items, so order by this Saturday (December 9) to ensure delivery in time for Christmas (sorry, personalized items limited to U.S. customers only)
25% Savings Are also Available at Legend's Photo Print Shop!

Providing a wide range of photo prints and products from vintage images to our current travels. Thousands to choose from, including historic travel destinations, vintage images, art and more available in many print sizes, including Canvas and Print Wraps. Or put your favorite on a calendar, coffee mug or t-shirt.  Just select your favorite and browse our many products in the Photo Shop.  Save 25% off all Prints and more with coupon code HOL25 during checkout! (separate shopping cart from our General Store)

Sale ends Sunday so don't delay!
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Ghost Towns of the American West - periodic posts about Ghost Towns primarily West of the Mississippi, but really anywhere we've been or find fascinating. 

Native American History - periodic posts about Native American traditions, tribes, hero's and chieftains and much more. 

Legends' Photo Print Shop - Periodic posts of images from our vast collection, along with bits of history about each. 

Legends' General Store - The latest products, specials and more from our on-line General Store. 

We're also on Twitter and Pinterest

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