Click on the icons below to follow the harrowing journey of the Greely Expedition, from their arrival at Lady Franklin Bay to their rescue at Cape Sabine.
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.
A new religion called spiritualism affected the nation in the era of Abraham Lincoln, P. T. Barnum and Frederick Douglass.
In September 1959, Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev made an unprecedented visit to America, creating a media circus as he traveled from coast to coast.
In 1934, American polar explorer Richard Byrd became the first to experience winter in Antarctica's interior.
In 1967, thousands of hippies flocked to San Francisco's Haight Ashbury district.
The Pennsylvania Railroad Company accomplished an enormous engineering feat, but destroyed a great architectural monument.
An updated look at the Alabama tenant farmer families that Walker Evans and James Agee documented in their 1936 Pulitzer Prize-winning book.
From a small-town Texas murder emerged a landmark civil rights case that successfully challenged Jim Crow-style discrimination against Mexican Americans.