During the early days of Silicon Valley, physicists and engineers from various companies in the valley would meet at "The Wagon Wheel," a hangout for Fairchild employees and for people who worked at Fairchild spin-off companies. As one Fairchild employee put it, "the Wagon Wheel was a hub of networking."
William "Buffalo Bill" Cody's legendary exploits helped create the myth of the American West that still endures today.
A personal story of one family's dramatic effort to hold onto their family farm in Iowa as massive foreclosures sweep the nation in the 1990s.
The internationally famous carnival of delights in New York was the birthplace of the hot dog and the roller coaster.
Silent film actress Mary Pickford played a pivotal role in bringing Hollywood into the center of the motion picture industry.
"The Wizard of Menlo Park," Inventor Thomas Edison, built the first practical light bulb and revolutionized the world.
The Pennsylvania Railroad Company accomplished an enormous engineering feat, but destroyed a great architectural monument.
Robert Moses fueled some of the most ambitious -- and controversial -- public works projects ever conceived.
Engineer James Eads tamed the mighty Mississippi, turning New Orleans into the second largest port in the nation.