A little bit about where this venture came from. For years many people have been fascinated with the old west that includes Robert Wood. While growing up watching reruns of popular television show like Bonanza, Lone Ranger, The Rifleman, The Big Valley, Gunsmoke and Rawhide just to name a few, Mr. Wood was inspired at the family values, honor, and responsibility to ones neighbors and community.  Legacy Junction was inspired by those early programs. A community like Legacy Junction has been a long time vision of Mr. Wood.  A community that not only entertains, but educates as well. A safety professional and trainer by trade and the founder of the Occupational Safety Training Institute (OSTI), Mr. Wood and other Board members recognized the need to assist our temporary displaced* veterans and non-veterans alike.  As a veteran, Mr. Wood has seen first hand the difficulties veterans face while trying to transition to civilian life. Therefore, with the vision of a western town as the driving force, Mr. Wood and a small group of veterans started developing Legacy Junction as not only a place for people to be entertained, experience and learn about the American West, but a place where veterans can regain their self respect by getting off the streets and gaining real life changing opportunities.  If you would like more information about helping the temporary displaced, visit www.HDHIREd.org or the Occupational Safety Training Institute.

*The phrase “Temporary Displaced” is used over “Homeless” because it is more positive than “Homeless”, which denotes and the appearance of a negative image.