Subject: Legends of America Newsletter - November 2020

America's Native Heritage, The Big Easy, Dallas tames El Paso and much more!

Legends of America Newsletter - November 2020

In this newsletter:

  • America's Native Heritage

  • The Big Easy

  • Dallas tames El Paso

  • Let's escape

and much more!

Wisdom once lived here,

a flowing knowledge to grow the young.

Leading them away from here,

a mentor's melody no longer sung.

- me

There are times an image tells its own story. Capturing them before they are gone forever is just one of our many loves. Kathy calls it 'documentary photography'. No fancy art, filters, and such, just capture what's there and preserve its place in memory. In our 17th year of doing this, there are quite a few of these places that are gone forever, but their image remains as well as the stories they project.

The same thought process can be applied to the people we hold dear. Sure, everyone loves to pose for the camera, get that best profile, post that selfie. But for me, after someone is gone forever, I tend to gravitate to the 'documentary photograph'. The ones that tell their own story. And as I get older, the stories are piling up. Something that has accelerated over the last 20 years with the advent of digital. Sure, we had our polaroid's and Kodak disposables back in the day. But not the space to preserve every image, leaving many stories untold.

So, capture your moments this holiday season. Put them safely away for another day. Like reading a classic novel, your children's children will one day appreciate the stories they tell.

Happy Holiday's, and thank you for supporting our effort to preserve America's story.

Dave & Kathy

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What's New on LOA

Here are just some recent additions since our last newsletter

New Orleans at Night

New Orleans, Louisiana – The Big Easy – This unique city, with its colonial French and Spanish character, is known for its annual Mardi Gras festival, jazz music, and flavorful Creole cuisine, not to mention it’s incredibly rich history.

Delphine LaLaurie and Her Haunted Mansion in New Orleans – The LaLaurie Mansion at 1140 Royal Street in the French Quarter of New Orleans, Louisiana is said to be one of the most haunted places in what is called the most haunted city in the United States.

Voodoo Still Lives in America – Voodoo in America is still actively practiced and its capital is New Orleans, Louisiana.

Boston, Massachusetts – The Revolution Begins – Here, visitors can explore historic neighborhoods that were home to early American patriots, wander the red-bricked “Freedom Trail”, and see Boston’s National Historic Park.

Who Built California’s East Bay Walls? – The East Bay Walls, also known as the Berkeley Mystery Walls, are crude walls and rock lines found throughout the hills surrounding the San Francisco Bay Area of California.

Missouria Indian

Missouria Indian Tribe – The Missouria or Missouri Indians, a Siouan tribe, lived in and gave their name to the state of Missouri. Their name means “one who has dugout canoes” in the Illinois language. In their own language, the Missouria called themselves Niúachi.

Menominee Tribe – Tradition says that the Menominee were driven into Wisconsin, from the neighborhood of Michilimackinac Indians around Mackinac Island in Michigan. However, when they were first known to white men they were already in Wisconsin and remained there until 1854.

Mogollon People – The Mogollon Indians were one of four major prehistoric archaeological culture areas of the American Southwest and Northern Mexico.

Legends of Kansas

Constitutional Conventions of Kansas – There were five Constitutional Conventions in Kansas as the territory struggled to enter the Union as a Free State.

Schoenchen, Kansas  – (From our Legends Of Kansas website) Schoenchen, Kansas located in southcentral Ellis County, is another of several area villages established by Volga German immigrants.

Ellinwood, Kansas – (From our Legends Of Kansas website) Ellinwood, with its first claim staked in 1871, got its start when the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad planned to come through the area.

We've added 20 articles to our website since our last newsletter.. 

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Native American Tribes

We've been celebrating November as it's Native American Heritage Month, recognized annually to celebrate rich and diverse cultures, traditions, and contributions of America’s native peoples.

Did you know?

The Cherokee, like many other tribes, traced their family relations matrilineally (through the mother.) As a result, there were many women who held leadership roles. Women of great influence became known as “Ghigau,” meaning Beloved Woman, the highest role to which a Cherokee woman could aspire.

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Dallas Stoudenmire - Taming El Paso

Dallas Stoudenmire

Born December 11, 1845, Dallas Stoudenmire was involved in more gunfights than most of his better-known counterparts and is credited with successfully taming one of the most violent towns in the Old West.

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Need some space? Let's Escape!

Big Bend Mountains in Texas

Big Bend National Park in southwest Texas is one of the largest and least visited of America’s national parks. Here, visitors can explore over 801,000 acres, ranging from an elevation of less than 2,000 feet along the Rio Grande to nearly 8,000 feet in the Chisos Mountains. Big Bend includes massive canyons, vast desert expanses, and the entire Chisos Mountain range. At Big Bend National Park, visitors can delve into one of the last remaining wild corners of the United States, and experience unmatched sights, sounds, and solitude.

Let's Go!

Oh, to be Rip in 2020...

Rip Van Winkle

The story of Rip Van Winkle, told by Irving, dramatized by Boucicault, acted by Jefferson, pictured by Darley, set to music by Bristow, is one of the best known of American legends.

Read C.M. Skinner's 1896 take on an American Classic

Popular Stories on Facebook

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Old church in Terlingua

Terlingua – Best Ghost Town in Texas - Located between Big Bend National Park and Big Bend Ranch State Park in southwest Texas, Terlingua is Texas’ most visited ghost town.

Little Crow

Little Crow – Leader in the Dakota War of 1862 - It was on account of his father’s name, mistranslated Crow, that he was called by the whites “Little Crow.” His real name was Taoyateduta, meaning “His Red People”. Little Crow – Leader in the Dakota War of 1862, by Charles A. Eastman.

John Perrett

John Perrett, aka Potato Creek Johnny - One of Deadwood’s most colorful characters, John Perrett, more often referred to as “Potato Creek Johnny,” and he had "tales" to tell.

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