For many years, Henry Ford took annual camping trips with the "vagabonds" - his close friends Thomas Edison, Harvey Firestone and John Burroughs - with an entourage of servants, photographers, friends and family often in tow. On several occasions a president even joined along - President Harding in 1921 and Coolidge in 1923. Here, the group dined around a giant lazy Susan during their 1923 trip.
Television game shows became an instant national phenomenon in 1955, but four years later contestant Charles van Doren admitted they were a scam.
Meet the Wizard of Odd. Robert Ripley was a new media star and the most popular man in America.
The grave truth behind modern forensics was discovered in 1920s New York.
William "Buffalo Bill" Cody's legendary exploits helped create the myth of the American West that still endures today.
Brothers Wilbur and Orville Wright built a flying machine that made its first flight in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina in 1903.
At the height of segregation, an unlikely alliance between a black medical genius and a white surgeon led to a pioneering medical breakthrough.
The influential musical pioneers from Appalachia whose recordings lifted spirits during the Great Depression.
The black residents of Tulsa relive their community's remarkable rise and tragic decline.