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.
Vivid memories of those trapped in the terrifying temblor of 1906 that killed thousands of Californians.
In 1934, American polar explorer Richard Byrd became the first to experience winter in Antarctica's interior.
This stunning film portrait of Yosemite National Park uses the 1851 diary of the first expedition of soldiers into the Native American territory.
The inspiring story of the modern environmental movement.
The epic battle waged over dinosaur fossils by rival paleontologists in the American West.
The New Deal program CCC put three million young men to work in camps across America.
The 300-year saga of the American whaling industry.
The American effort to relieve starvation in Soviet Russia in 1921 during the worst natural disaster in Europe in 500 years.