It would be the "Biggest Thing on Earth," the salvation of the common man, a dam and irrigation project that would make the desert bloom, a source of cheap power that would boost an entire region of the country. Of the many public works projects of the New Deal, Grand Coulee Dam loomed largest in America's imagination during the darkest days of the Depression. It promised to fulfill President Franklin Roosevelt's vision for a "planned promised land" where hard-working farm families would finally be free from the drought and dislocation caused by the elements.
A six-hour series on how the West was lost and won, from the Gold Rush in 1848 until Wounded Knee in 1893.
The life of the legendary photographer, known best for his black and white images of the wilderness of the American West.
The inspiring story of the modern environmental movement.
Brothers Wilbur and Orville Wright built a flying machine that made its first flight in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina in 1903.
A year in the life of Wyoming cowboys and the ranching families of the American West.
This stunning film portrait of Yosemite National Park uses the 1851 diary of the first expedition of soldiers into the Native American territory.
The story of Native peoples’ valiant resistance to expulsion from their lands and the extinction of their culture.
In 1960, Francis Gary Powers' U-2 spy plane was shot down over the Soviet Union.