"For me, I wanted to experience a different life. I wanted to go out and drive a truck, or something like that. I just thought that would be cool. Back then, that was everything to us. To have phones, radios and stuff like that - of course our parents, they didn't like that."
Levi left his Amish family when he was 17. See his story in The Amish: Shunned on American Experience PBS February 4, 2014.
As the star attraction of Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show, Annie Oakley thrilled audiences around the world with her shooting feats. Part of the Wild West collection.
The evocative stories of teenage hoboes crisscrossing America on trains during the Great Depression.
The life of the legendary photographer, known best for his black and white images of the wilderness of the American West.
The life story of Aimee Semple McPherson, religious evangelist instrumental in bringing conservative Protestantism into mainstream culture.
America's Robin Hood who robbed not only the rich but the poor and defenseless as well, always saving the treasure for himself. Part of the Wild West collection.
America came apart in 1964 and has since been reborn.
An unprecedented look at the life and legacy of one of America's most enduring and influential storytellers.
Meet the Wizard of Odd. Robert Ripley was a new media star and the most popular man in America.