Subject: Legends of America Newsletter - March 2022

Mining on Mount Irish, Adventure in Flour Power, Native Remedies, Women's History Month and more!

Legends of America Newsletter - March 2022

In this newsletter:

  • Mining on Mount Irish

  • Adventure in Flour Power

  • An extensive look at Native American Remedies

  • A Salute to the ladies for Women's History Month

and more!!

Latest from our world

That's Kathy goofing off after one heck of a chicken fried steak at Babe's Chicken House in Garland, Texas. We finally came home to Missouri the first week of March after spending two months in the lone star state. As I mentioned in our previous newsletter, this wasn't one of our typical trips, as for the first time ever we decided to actually take some time "off". However, there was an agenda behind it. We wanted to buy a home in the state of our birth.

I'll make a long story short - It doesn't matter that you can sell your existing home for more than ever right now if you can't afford to buy another one somewhere else.

Plus, once we hit the Oklahoma border on the way back we were both ready to stay put in Missouri... of course, we could still change our minds. We have several times over the last two decades as this is probably the 3rd time we thought about moving there. But with housing prices rising between 50k-100k in just a year in the areas we were looking at, our home on the Lake of the Ozarks looks pretty darn good.

So, back to work on the pile of material and photos from our travels along with the never-ending list of stories to dig into.

Let's get started


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What's New on LOA

Here are some of the recent additions since our last newsletter

Logan City, Nevada – Mining on Mount Irish – Logan City, Nevada was settled in 1865 after the discovery of silver on the eastern slope of Mount Irish, about 2.5 miles south of Mount Irish Peak. Today it’s a ghost town.

Bennie and Stella Dickson – Depression Era Bank Robbers – Bennie and Stella Dickson were a husband and wife team who turned to a life of crime shortly after their marriage. It put them in the crosshairs of the FBI.

Martin Parmer – Woodsman Turned Texas Hero – Martin Van Buren Parmer was a frontiersman, soldier, a founder of Missouri, a veteran of the Texas Revolution, and a signer of the Texas Declaration of Independence.

Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain – Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain was a college professor, Civil War General for the Union, Medal of Honor recipient, and the 32nd Governor of Maine.

Charles Keemle – Charles Keemle was a journalist, fur trader, and Indian fighter who had a hand in many newspapers in St. Louis.

Kathy has been busy adding more to our Legends of Kansas too. 

Army City, A Short-Lived High Life – (Legends of Kansas) Army City was a town built in 1917 to satisfy the needs of Camp Funston on Fort Riley, Kansas military reservation.

Bazine – (Legends of Kansas) The community started as a station on the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad. It was named for the French general François Achille Bazaine.

Quantrill Raids Olathe – (Legends of Kansas) On the evening of September 6, 1862, William Quantrill led his Confederate guerrillas, numbering from 125 to 150, in a raid against Olathe, Kansas.

Hoisington – (Legends of Kansas) Established around 1886, Hoisington was a big railroad stop for the Missouri Pacific Railroad.

Carry Nation – (Legends of Kansas) Carry Nation was a temperance reformer, author, and lecturer in Kansas. She was particularly noteworthy for promoting her viewpoints through vandalism.

Sunflower Ordnance Works & Village – (Legends of Kansas) Sunflower Ordnance Works was a powder and propellant manufacturing facility in northwest Johnson County, Kansas. It was established in 1942 on 9,063 acres, three miles south of De Soto.

There are 26 new additions since our last newsletter.

11x17" Posters from Legends' General Store

Our many Mini Poster Prints feature the Old West, Route 66, Native Americans, Maps, Advertising, and interesting Photo Art. Many of these posters are original designs by Legends of America expressly for our General Store. Others are vintage images that have been meticulously restored and often enhanced for a more pleasing finished product.

Did You Know?

From St. Joseph, Missouri to Sacramento, California, the first successful Pony Express run took place on April 3, 1860. A lone rider on a bay mare galloped from Pike’s Peak Stables in St. Joseph, Missouri, thus inaugurating the famous Pony Express. Read our extensive articles on this short-lived but important part of American History.

Exploring Flour Power in Minneapolis

In July of 2016, we adventured up to Minnesota for a northern adventure. In Minneapolis, we found an excellent stop for the entire family. Housed in the ruins of the Washburn A Mill, the museum chronicles the storied past of what once made Minneapolis the Flour Milling Capital of the World.

Heroines of the Plains

"When the eastern woman bade farewell to her friends and started for the plains it seemed to her, and often proved to be, a final adieu. We say nothing of that large class which, being more scantily endowed with this world’s goods, were forced to make the long, wearisome journey with ox teams from the older settlements of the East."

In honor of Women's History Month, here's an 1877 article by

William Worthington Fowler.

Fill Your Medicine Bag at Legends' General Store

Made in the U.S.A. from soft deer hide, these fringed leather bags measure approximately 5 1/2" long x 3 1/2" wide, with the drawstring end at the top with about 1 1/2" leather fringe at the bottom. Great for Pow Wows, Re-enactments, Living History, home use, and more.

Pick and choose from items to place within your bag to fit your needs, including healing crystals, feather bundles (real duck quill wing feathers commercially cleaned), arrowheads, and more.

Native American and Other Ancient Remedies

For thousands of years, Native Americans have used herbs to not only heal the body but, also to purify the spirit and bring balance into their lives and their surroundings. Oral traditions indicate that they learned about the healing powers of herbs and other plants by watching sick animals. There are no written records of herbal use by the indigenous people of America prior to the first contact between Europeans and the tribes. However, this changed as Native Americans shared their knowledge of how to use nature's medicines with the new settlers.

Popular Stories on Facebook

In case you missed it, here are some of the articles that have been popular on our Facebook Fan Pages recently.

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Let's Road Trip to Rhyolite, Nevada – Little More Than a Memory

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Meet Kaitchkona Winema – Modoc Leader

She was described as a strong, fearless, intelligent, and practical woman. In 1833 she became the first white woman to arrive in Santa Fe on the Santa Fe Trail.

Meet Mary Donoho – First Lady of the Santa Fe Trail

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