The teenagers riding the rails during the Great Depression accounted for 1/16 (250,000) of a jobless army that numbered four million. These itinerants crisscrossed the U.S. on the Pennsylvania, Atchison, Great Northern, Union Pacific, and Southern Pacific railroads, as well as other vast rail networks.
In 1932, Southern Pacific agents ejected 683,457 trespassers from the company's trains. The price of trespassing on the rails was high: The Interstate Commerce Commission recorded 5,962 trespassers killed and injured in the first 10 months of 1932.
The staggering death tolls of the Civil War permanently altered the character of the republic and the psyche of the American people.
The influential musical pioneers from Appalachia whose recordings lifted spirits during the Great Depression.
The internationally famous carnival of delights in New York was the birthplace of the hot dog and the roller coaster.
America's Robin Hood who robbed not only the rich but the poor and defenseless as well, always saving the treasure for himself. Part of the Wild West collection.
The story of the polio crusade pays tribute to a time when Americans banded together to conquer a terrible disease.
Head of the most powerful family in America, billionaire John D. Rockefeller's vast philanthropy changed his family's reputation.
P.T. Barnum -- huckster, con man, promoter, entertainer and founder of "The Greatest Show on Earth".
William "Buffalo Bill" Cody's legendary exploits helped create the myth of the American West that still endures today.