Subject: Legends of America Newsletter - June 2022

A salute to the United States Flag, Kansas Adventures, Witness to Little Big Horn & Pony up to the bar

Legends of America Newsletter - June 2022

In this newsletter:

  • A salute to the United States Flag

  • Kansas Adventures

  • Witness to Little Big Horn

  • Pony up to the bar

and more!!

Latest from our world

They were respectful in Salemsborg Kansas Memorial Day weekend. We captured the scene of flags at the Church cemetery as we drove in.

This newsletter was done a few hours ago. Everything was completed with just a couple of touch-ups. Then, somehow, my fingers hit the wrong key, I clicked something I shouldn't, whatever happened wiped out everything I had done.

This is probably to your advantage. I think I ranted about how many months of May we have spent in Kansas for our Legends of Kansas website, and how many times it was day after day of rain. I also probably mentioned the high price of fuel, and how thankful I was that our next trip is a short one out to New Mexico again.

I also probably wrote how special June is for Kathy and I. Legends Of America was officially created on June 27, 2003, the same year we met, and our wedding anniversary is June 19. Oh well, it's not about us, it's about the places we go and topics we write about.

You'll find plenty of Adventure in the Land of Ahh's in our What's New as Kathy continues to concentrate on the state where our website began. It's also Flag Day, so we have some flag knowledge to impart, along with a great interview from 1905 with a Native American who was at the Battle of Little Big Horn, and we'll belly up for a drink. All that and more in this month's newsletter.

Dave 'I swear it deleted all by itself' Alexander.

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What's New on LOA

Here are some of the recent additions since our last newsletter

One Room, Country & Historic Schools of Douglas County – (Legends of Kansas) The first immigrant party, made up of 29 men arrived in Lawrence in August 1854. Though their primary mission was to ensure slavery would be illegal in Kansas, it was written into their original petition that immigrants coming to Kansas Territory would be provided with public education.

Arcadia – (Legends of Kansas) A man named Howell was the first to settle here near Coxe’s Creek and opened a blacksmith shop in 1844. He had married a Cherokee Indian woman, which gave him the right to live in the Indian lands. He also built a double log house.

Bluffton Station on the Smoky Hill Trail – (Legends of Kansas) The station was named for its location beneath an almost perpendicular 75-foot bluff. Here, several travelers inscribed their names to such an extent that it was said that the pillar rivaled Independence Rock in Wyoming for names per square foot.

The Flint Hills Of Kansas – (Legends of Kansas) The Flint Hills, historically known as Bluestem Pastures or Blue Stem Hills, is a region in eastern Kansas and north-central Oklahoma. It was named for the abundant flint eroded from the bedrock near or at the surface.

Croweburg – (Legends of Kansas) Located halfway between Arma and Mulberry, Croweburg was made up of four separate mining camps. Each camp was about a half-mile apart from one another, and the community unified as Croweburg.

Hickory Point – Extinct in Jefferson County – (Legends of Kansas) The community of Hickory Point was laid out in March 1855 on the north side of the Fort Leavenworth–Fort Riley military road. From the beginning, a contest arose between the Free-State and pro-slavery residents of the area.

We've added over 20 new articles since our last newsletter...

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Did You Know?

On June 14, 1777, the Continental Congress passed a resolution establishing an official flag for the new nation. It wouldn’t be until 1912, that President William Taft signed an executive order that, for the first time, clarified what the flag should look like, including the proportions of the flag and the arrangement of the stars. In 1916, President Woodrow Wilson issued a proclamation officially establishing a nationwide observance of Flag Day on June 14, the anniversary of the Flag Resolution of 1777.

England was never guilty of greater folly than in the treatment of her American colonies after the close of the French and Indian War. She was oppressed by burdensome taxation and began seeking an excuse for shifting a large portion of it upon the shoulders of her prosperous subjects across the sea, who had always been ready to vote money and give their sons to help in the wars which were almost solely for the benefit of the mother country.

Continue reading this historic text by Charles Morris in 1899

In September of 1905, just a couple of months before his death, Rain-In-The-Face, a Sioux Warrior, sat down with Charles Eastman to tell the story of his life, including his role in Custer's Last Stand at Little Big Horn in June of 1876.

When America began its movement into the vast West, the saloon was right behind, or more likely, ever-present. Though places like Taos and Santa Fe, New Mexico already held a few Mexican cantinas, they were far and few between until the many saloons of the West began to sprout up wherever the pioneers established a settlement or where trails crossed.

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Empty of people today and most of its buildings tumbling to the ground, Coolidge, Montana was once a beehive of activity.

Lakota Sioux Chief Spotted Elk was known to his people as Si Tanka. He is thought to have been born in about 1826, the son of Chief Lone Horn, and became chief of the Cheyenne River Reservation upon his father’s death.

Though best known as the Queen of Kansas Cowtowns, Abilene already existed for a decade before the cattle drives arrived.

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