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."
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."
French settlers in Louisiana merged with African Americans, Afro-Caribbeans and others to create Cajun and Zydeco musical traditions.
A writer's childhood and the development of her photography and writing about the American South.
An African American civil rights leader, Ida B. Wells was born into slavery before becoming a journalist in Memphis.
Robert Moses fueled some of the most ambitious -- and controversial -- public works projects ever conceived.
The Alaskan Highway stands today as one of the boldest homeland security initiatives ever undertaken.
The women's suffrage movement won the right to vote when the 19th Amendment passed in 1920.
Legendary bank robber John Dillinger garnered the admiration of many struggling Americans, but FBI took him down with a message: crime doesn't pay.