Click on the numbers for more information on this map of the Donner Party’s route from Independence, Missouri to Sutter’s Fort, California.
The boy behind the myth, who in just a few short years transformed himself from a skinny orphan to the most feared man in the West and an enduring icon. Part of The Wild West collection.
During the Great Depression, Americans built the Hoover Dam, one of the greatest engineering works in history.
The worldwide migration by eager gold-seekers turned California into a land of opportunity and fierce competition.
The New Deal program CCC put three million young men to work in camps across America.
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 Last Stand, the final act of General George Custer's larger-than-life career, played out on a grand stage with a spellbound public engrossed in the drama. Part of the Wild West collection.
The ultimate frontiersman, Carson inspired popular novels before being associated with the "Long Walk" of the Navajo people.
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.