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?
In the early 1830s, Texas, ruled by Mexico, held 20,000 U.S. settlers and 4,000 Mexican Tejanos, forcing residents to pick sides.
John Wesley Powell's epic journey into the unknown Grand Canyon was filled with adventure as his team mapped the Colorado River for the first time.
As the star attraction of Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show, Annie Oakley thrilled audiences around the world with her shooting feats. Part of the Wild West collection.
William "Buffalo Bill" Cody's legendary exploits helped create the myth of the American West that still endures today.
The epic battle waged over dinosaur fossils by rival paleontologists in the American West.
The worldwide migration by eager gold-seekers turned California into a land of opportunity and fierce competition.
During the Great Depression, Americans built the Hoover Dam, one of the greatest engineering works in history.
The remarkable story of how a railroad was built connecting California to the East.