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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
A MDTV Productions film for AMERICAN EXPERIENCE
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In 1934, American polar explorer Richard Byrd became the first to experience winter in Antarctica's interior.
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."
The journey of Prince Maximilian, German naturalist, and artist Karl Bodmer, who explored the Mississippi River area from 1832-1834.
Her 1963 warnings about the effects of pesticides and herbicides sparked a revolution in environmental policy.
The New Deal program CCC put three million young men to work in camps across America.
A daunting story of shipwreck, starvation, mutiny and cannibalism amongst a group left abandoned in the high Arctic.
In the early 1830s, Texas, ruled by Mexico, held 20,000 U.S. settlers and 4,000 Mexican Tejanos, forcing residents to pick sides.
A six-hour series on how the West was lost and won, from the Gold Rush in 1848 until Wounded Knee in 1893.