"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.
The grave truth behind modern forensics was discovered in 1920s New York.
The story of the polio crusade pays tribute to a time when Americans banded together to conquer a terrible disease.
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 Pennsylvania Railroad Company accomplished an enormous engineering feat, but destroyed a great architectural monument.
In 1967, thousands of hippies flocked to San Francisco's Haight Ashbury district.
Originally settled as a mail stop, Las Vegas changed from an Old West vacation town, to a mafia haven, to the "Atomic City" and "Sin City."
Politics, culture, race relations, and technology in a year of change.
Intrepid journalist Nelly Bly went on a journey around the world breaking the record of Julius Verne's fictional character.