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 Utah farm boy builds a prototype for a television, but is thwarted by movie studio executives wanting to control the technology.
Postwar New York City and the global economic order told through the story of the World Trade Center.
The story of the farmers who dreamed of prosperity and lived through ten years of drought, dust, disease and death.
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.
After 18 years of struggles, the Golden Gate Bridge opened on May 27, 1937.
The epic battle waged over dinosaur fossils by rival paleontologists in the American West.
Begun during the Civil War, the transcontinental railroad employed 20,000 men, mostly immigrants, who built the iron road with their bare hands.
It was the deadliest workplace accident in New York City’s history.