In 1910, a wildfire burned an area the size of Connecticut and killed at least 78 firefighters in just 36 hours. How have policies and resources around wildfire fighting changed in the century since the Big Burn?
Three years before the Gold Rush, 87 pioneers took a shortcut westward to California, only to get caught in the snows of the Sierra Nevada.
A six-hour series on how the West was lost and won, from the Gold Rush in 1848 until Wounded Knee in 1893.
William "Buffalo Bill" Cody's legendary exploits helped create the myth of the American West that still endures today.
The boy behind the myth, who in just a few short years transformed himself from a skinny orphan to the most feared man in the West and an enduring icon. Part of The Wild West collection.
A year in the life of Wyoming cowboys and the ranching families of the American West.
Originally settled as a mail stop, Las Vegas changed from an Old West vacation town, to a mafia haven, to the "Atomic City" and "Sin City."
President Theodore Roosevelt was caught in the middle of the first major battle for wilderness preservation in Yosemite National Park.
During the Great Depression, Americans built the Hoover Dam, one of the greatest engineering works in history.