Written, Produced and Directed by
Director of Photography
Grip and Electric
Paul Stapleton Smith
Field Production Assistant
Jeff Sias & Bryan Papciak, Handcranked Productions
Cultural Center de Mesilla
Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad
Ellis Store, Lincoln, NM
La Posada Resort & Spa
Lincoln State Monument
Old Tucson Studios
The Shelbourne Dublin
Richard Fairbanks, Pharoah Editorial
John Dowdell, Goldcrest Post
Office Production Assistant
Archival Materials Courtesy of
The Art Archive
Austin History Center, Austin Public Library
Buffalo Bill Historical Center, Cody, Wyoming
California History Room, California State Library, Sacramento, California
Carleton College Library
Denver Public Library, Western History Collection
Farmington Museum Collection
Haley Memorial Library
The Huntington Library, San Marino, California
Kansas State Historical Society
Library of Congress
Seaver Center for Western History Research, Los Angeles County Museum of Natural History
Shades of L.A. Collection, Los Angeles Public Library
Robert G. McCubbin
National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Nebraska State Historical Society
New Mexico State University Library, Archives and Special Collections
Palace of the Governors Photo Archives (NMHM/DCA)
Rio Blanco County Historical Society
Stanford University Libraries
University of Arizona Libraries, Special Collections
Center for Southwest Research, University Libraries, University of New Mexico
Western History Collections, University of Oklahoma Libraries
The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin
Yale Collection of Western America, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
David and Jinny Vigil
Marketing & Publicity
James E. Dunford
An Ark Media and John Maggio Productions film for AMERICAN EXPERIENCE
WGBH Educational Foundation
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Robert Noyce's invention of the microchip launched the world into the Information Age.
The Alabama governor and presidential candidate promised segregation forever.
William "Buffalo Bill" Cody's legendary exploits helped create the myth of the American West that still endures today.
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 legendary tale of Emeline Gurney, who - as the story goes - sold an illegitimate child at the age of 14 only to marry him at a later age.
The story of a Vietnamese mother, the Amerasian daughter she sent away for adoption, and their reunion 22 years after the Vietnam War.
Creating Miami Beach from a narrow spit of Florida swampland, Carl Fisher made a fortune until a devastating hurricane and the stock market crash of 1929 wiped him out.
Robert Moses fueled some of the most ambitious -- and controversial -- public works projects ever conceived.