Several families documented the destruction wrought by the Hurricane of '38 with their home movie cameras. AMERICAN EXPERIENCE acquired home movies from three families.
The first video, taken by the Sweetland family, shows color footage of the dozens of large trees now littering the street.
Home videos from the Philbrick family survey the wreckage on the shoreline and captures the giant waves crashing in.
The Eddy family's final black and white video illustrates the aftermath of the hurricane when hundreds of boats had been deposited inland.
In 1934, American polar explorer Richard Byrd became the first to experience winter in Antarctica's interior.
The epic battle waged over dinosaur fossils by rival paleontologists in the American West.
The inspiring story of the modern environmental movement.
Vivid memories of those trapped in the terrifying temblor of 1906 that killed thousands of Californians.
Robert Marshall, Aldo Leopold and Howard Zahniser dedicated their lives to protect the shrinking American wilderness.
Native Alaskans, oil company representatives, environmentalists, politicians, and others tell the story of the 800-mile pipeline.
The 300-year saga of the American whaling industry.
The life of the legendary photographer, known best for his black and white images of the wilderness of the American West.