The Civilian Conservation Corps completed thousands of projects across America, from planting trees and fighting forest fires to developing wilderness areas for public enjoyment. We have mapped several locations in every state — see if you can find something near you!
Begun during the Civil War, the transcontinental railroad employed 20,000 men, mostly immigrants, who built the iron road with their bare hands.
The contradictory history of a dam that became a statement of American power and prestige.
The inspiring story of the modern environmental movement.
The Klondike Gold Rush in Canada's Yukon Territory saw 100,000 people make the treacherous journey in search of riches.
In 1934, American polar explorer Richard Byrd became the first to experience winter in Antarctica's interior.
In the early 1830s, Texas, ruled by Mexico, held 20,000 U.S. settlers and 4,000 Mexican Tejanos, forcing residents to pick sides.
William "Buffalo Bill" Cody's legendary exploits helped create the myth of the American West that still endures today.
Her 1963 warnings about the effects of pesticides and herbicides sparked a revolution in environmental policy.