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!
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 American effort to relieve starvation in Soviet Russia in 1921 during the worst natural disaster in Europe in 500 years.
When an earthen dam broke without warning, a small city in Pennsylvania was swept away in a wall of water over 30 feet high.
The most daring and innovative accomplishment at the turn of the 20th century.
Begun during the Civil War, the transcontinental railroad employed 20,000 men, mostly immigrants, who built the iron road with their bare hands.
The story of Native peoples’ valiant resistance to expulsion from their lands and the extinction of their culture.
The epic battle waged over dinosaur fossils by rival paleontologists in the American West.
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.