Dinosaur bones have been discovered all over the United States. Explore some of America's most exciting dig sites on this interactive map.
Three years before the Gold Rush, 87 pioneers took a shortcut westward to California, only to get caught in the snows of the Sierra Nevada.
When an earthen dam broke without warning, a small city in Pennsylvania was swept away in a wall of water over 30 feet high.
A six-hour series on how the West was lost and won, from the Gold Rush in 1848 until Wounded Knee in 1893.
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.
The remarkable story of how a railroad was built connecting California to the East.
The contradictory history of a dam that became a statement of American power and prestige.
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."
William "Buffalo Bill" Cody's legendary exploits helped create the myth of the American West that still endures today.