Take a ride through the Panama Canal in this time-lapse video from 2010.
This stunning film portrait of Yosemite National Park uses the 1851 diary of the first expedition of soldiers into the Native American territory.
The world famous escape artist could escape from everything - except his own mortality.
Though first seen only as an expensive luxury, Alexander Graham Bell's telephone soon transformed American life and became a necessity.
A new religion called spiritualism affected the nation in the era of Abraham Lincoln, P. T. Barnum and Frederick Douglass.
The life of the legendary photographer, known best for his black and white images of the wilderness of the American West.
Meet the Wizard of Odd. Robert Ripley was a new media star and the most popular man in America.
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.