Written and Produced By
Director of Photography
Jean De Segonzac
Assistant Sound Editor
Caleb Oglesby, Videogenix
Audio Post Production
E. Buk Antiques
Dr. Albert D. Spicer
Leslie A. Bengston
Robert M. Schact
Lester F. Shaal
The Rhode Island Historical Society
Springs Historical Society
Sherman Grinberg Film Libraries, Inc.
UCLS Film and Television Archive
Mystic Seaport Museum
John E. Allen, Inc.
20th Century Fox Movietonews
The East Hampton Star
The Westerly Sun
The Providence Journal
Rhode Island Historical Society
Village of Westhampton Beach
Eleanor L. Mudge
Lois Anne Silvia
Rick Smith, Rhode Island Film Office
Christ Church, Westerly, Rhode Island
Biltmore Hotel, Providence, Rhode Island
Weekapaug Inn, Westerly, Rhode Island
Marketing and Communications
James E. Dunford
A Lennon Documentary Group film for
©1993 WGBH Educational Foundation
All rights reserved
High on a granite cliff in South Dakota's Black Hills tower the huge carved faces of four American presidents: George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, and Theodore Roosevelt.
Robert Marshall, Aldo Leopold and Howard Zahniser dedicated their lives to protect the shrinking American wilderness.
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.
In 1927, the Mississippi River flooded from New Orleans to Illinois, leaving a million people homeless and leading to a major black migration to the North.
The 300-year saga of the American whaling industry.
The most daring and innovative accomplishment at the turn of the 20th century.
In 1934, American polar explorer Richard Byrd became the first to experience winter in Antarctica's interior.
The life of the legendary photographer, known best for his black and white images of the wilderness of the American West.