Subject: Legends of America Newsletter - March 2023

A Nation was born here, Battlefields and Rockets, Charles Goodnight, It's Women's History Month, and more!

Legends of America Newsletter - March 2023

In this newsletter:

  • A Nation was born here

  • Battlefields and Rockets

  • Charles Goodnight

  • It's Women's History Month

and more!

Latest from our world

As I sit in the trailer writing this we are making a slow crawl back to our home in Warsaw, waiting for the first day without freezing temps to return. It was a fun, although challenging, adventure down to south Texas and then back up toward Louisiana. We'll have more to write about soon, but in the meantime enjoy these new Travel Blog entries.

Battlefields and Rockets at Brownsville (Legends Travel Blog) For our Winter 2023 adventure, we came back to the Lone Star State, visited the southernmost fort, and found a Starbase... far out!.

See related stories:


A Nation Was Born Here  (Legends Travel Blog) - Our arrival in Washington On the Brazos coincided with the annual Texas Independence Celebration. And we explored Navasota, Train Town USA.

See new related stories: 

So, after a new truck, and two on-the-road RV repairs, we are finally putting the wraps on this trip. More to write about soon, but first, there's a lot to get to in this month's letter.

Dave & Kathy

EZ66 Guide for Travelers (2023's NEW 5th Edition)

Newly updated, this is the ultimate guide for finding and exploring the Route driving from the WEST or the EAST. Its maps and directions are comprehensive yet easy to follow. The spiral-bound guide stays open to the pages you are reading while you are driving or riding. Also includes attractions, tips, other sources, and games. Convenient 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", 216 page, paperback format.

Free Shipping in the U.S. (Media Mail), or choose between First Class and Priority Mail.

Newsletter Readers Save 20% - Use Coupon Code News20

What's New on LOA

Here are some of the recent additions since our last newsletter

Pit River Tribe of California - The Pit River Indian tribe traditionally occupied lands along the Pit River in the far northeastern part of California, which included Mount Shasta and Lassen Peak to the Warner Range.

Cowlitz Tribe of Washington - The Cowlitz tribe, who spoke their own language, belongs to the Salishan family of languages among Northwest Coast indigenous peoples in Washington.

Chimariko Tribe of Northern California - The Chimariko people are a small tribe comprising the Chimarikan family, who formerly lived on the Trinity River near the mouth of New River in Northern California.

Frank Hamer - Captain Frank Hamer was a Texas Ranger and Lawman who led the posse that tracked down and killed notorious outlaws Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow in 1934.

Evolution of Grazing and Agriculture - The effect of irrigation, wherever introduced, was amazing. Stretches of sand and sagebrush gave way to fertile fields bearing wheat, corn, fruits, vegetables, and grass crops. (Historic text from 1921)

The Railways As Trail Blazers - A decade before the Civil War, the importance of rail connection between the East and the Pacific Coast had been recognized. (Historic text from 1921)

Make History Come Alive With These Online Tools and Resources - (By Daniel Sherwin – From interactive maps to digital archives, these resources allow you to supplement your lessons with engaging activities that keep your students interested.

Stanley, Kansas - Extinct but Still Here - (Legends of Kansas) Stanley, Kansas, eight miles southeast of Olathe in the eastern part of Johnson County, was annexed to Overland Park in 1985.

The Period of Violence - (Legends of Kansas) Missourians prepared to invade Kansas, destroy Lawrence, & drive the Free-State people out or force them to recognize the pro-slavery Government.

Black Bob Reservation in Johnson County - (Legends of Kansas) Chief Black Bob and his Shawnee band of Cape Girardeau, Missouri, lived on land controlled by Spain in eastern Missouri before moving to Kansas.

We've added 37 new articles since our last newsletter...

Browse our many galleries of vintage Native American images, available in print sizes 5x7 up to 24x36, canvas, mats, and more.

Don't forget to save 20%! Use coupon Code News20 during checkout.

Part of Legends of America's 20th Anniversary. 

Did You Know?

Co-founder of the Goodnight-Loving Trail, Charles Goodnight was born in Macoupin County, Illinois, on March 5, 1836. Charles moved with his family to Waco, Texas, in 1846 when he was ten years old. By age 20, he was working as a cowboy and served with the local militia in the many fights against Comanche raiders. In 1857, he joined the Texas Rangers, where he continued to fight in the Indian Wars and served as an Indian scout. Later, when the Civil War began, he served as a scout again.

Read about Charles Goodnight, trail blazer and inventor of the Chuck Wagon.

Sacagawea - Leading Lewis & Clark

Born to the Lemhi tribe of Shoshone Indians in present-day Idaho in about 1788, Sacagawea would grow up to be a near-legendary figure for her indispensable role in the Lewis and Clark Expedition. The daughter of a Shoshone chief, she was kidnapped after a battle with Hidatsa Indians that resulted in the deaths of four Shoshone warriors and several women and children. She was only about ten years old. Taken back to the Hidatsa village near present-day Washburn, North Dakota, she quickly assimilated into the Hidatsa culture and learned to speak their language.

Nuwati Herbal Tea's at Legends' General Store

Nuwati Herbal Teas work with the body in an all-natural way to promote balance and good health. From calming your nerves to providing energy, relieving headaches and stomach problems, strengthening bones, and more, you will find an herbal tea that helps.

Buy 3 Or More Of Any Teas And Automatically Get 10% OFF

Then, as a newsletter reader, use coupon code NEWS20 in cart view for an additional 20% savings!

The Journal of Sedona Shnebly

People who come to Sedona tend to fall under the spell of the red rocks, vivid blue skies, and year-round watercourse—a rarity in arid Arizona. And they wonder about the woman whose mother maintained she “just made it up” when asked where Sedona Arabella Miller’s name came from.

Author Lisa Schnebly Heidinger discusses her book "The Journal of Sedona Schnebly".

Women's History Month

Learn more about just some of the many Historic American Women as we celebrate March with Women's History Month.

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.

Haley is the oldest town in Bowman County, predating the railroad by seven or eight years. Today, most of the townsite is owned by a descendant of an early homesteader and his wife.

Lozen, the younger sister of famous Apache Chief Victorio, was a skilled warrior, shaman, and prophet of the Chihenne Chiricahua Apache.

Born a slave in Georgia, Bridget “Biddy” Mason became an entrepreneur, nurse, and one of the first African-American women to own land in California.

Thank's Y'all!

Our website and newsletter are supported by some mighty fine readers. Yeah, we're talking about YOU Friend! We just can't thank you enough! Be sure to check out our General Store and Photo Print Shop, helping keep our content free of charge since 2003.

In celebration of our 20th anniversary this year, all newsletter readers can enjoy 20% savings. Just use coupon code News20 in 'cart view' at our General Store, or during checkout on our Photo Print Shop.


I have been a subscriber for well over 10 years and absolutely love your articles. I live in the UK, and when I reach the USA I shall have so much to see through your wonderful website. Thank you again for all the effort and work you put into the website. I remain a loyal supporter. - Mary, in the United Kingdom

Have a comment about something in this newsletter or any of our stories? Reply to this email or send them to

Powered by: