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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The influential musical pioneers from Appalachia whose recordings lifted spirits during the Great Depression.
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.
Bascom Lamar Lunsford and his campaign to preserve mountain music and dance.
A man who symbolized African American equality fought a proponent of Hitler's Aryan racial theories on the eve of World War II.
Richard Sears and Alva Curtis Roebuck brought consumer goods to the hands of every American with their Sears and Roebuck catalogue.
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."
Franklin Roosevelt restored hope after the Great Depression and led the nation during World War II. Part of the award-winning Presidents collection.