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Archival Materials Courtesy of
The Academy of Natural Sciences,
Ewell Sale Stewart Library and the Albert M. Greenfield Digital Imaging Center for Collections
American Museum of Natural History Library
Cornell University Library, Making of America Digital Collection
Denver Public Library, Western History Collection
Grand Canyon National Park Museum Collection
Ernst Mayr Library of the Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard University
Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division
Montana Historical Society Research Center
Still Picture Records Section, National Archives at College Park
Photography Collection, Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs,
The New York Public Library, Astor, Lenox and Tilden Foundations
Rhoda Knight Kalt
Smithsonian Institution Archives
U.S. Geological Survey
Utah State Archives
Othniel Charles Marsh papers, Manuscripts and Archives, Yale University Library
Peabody Museum of Natural History, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
The Academy of Natural Sciences
Como Bluff, Booth Land & Livestock
Cumbres and Toltec Scenic Railroad
Dinosaur National Monument
Fossil Butte National Monument
Ghost Ranch Conference Center
Morrison Natural History Museum
National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution
University of Pennsylvania
University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Peabody Museum of Natural History, Yale University
Julia Farwell and Walter Clay
Rhoda Knight Kalt
James E. Dunford
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How do you manage weapons of mass destruction without being destroyed by them?
Vivid memories of those trapped in the terrifying temblor of 1906 that killed thousands of Californians.
It was the largest fire in American history: by the time it was all over, more than three million acres had burned and at least 78 firefighters were dead.
The worldwide migration by eager gold-seekers turned California into a land of opportunity and fierce competition.
John Wesley Powell's epic journey into the unknown Grand Canyon was filled with adventure as his team mapped the Colorado River for the first time.
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.
In 1934, American polar explorer Richard Byrd became the first to experience winter in Antarctica's interior.
The contradictory history of a dam that became a statement of American power and prestige.