Who is your western hero? The legend of the Wild West has been played out in American Popular culture since the start of westward expansion. From Billy the Kid to Wyatt Earp, and George Custer to Geronimo, the real-life people who helped tame the west would shape the western heroes celebrated in film and television for decades. Share your real or fictional western hero below.
The ultimate frontiersman, Carson inspired popular novels before being associated with the "Long Walk" of the Navajo people.
The founding father laid the groundwork for the nation's modern economy, including the banking system and Wall Street.
America's first great songwriter, Stephen Foster, wrote 200 songs but died a penniless alcoholic at 37.
Robert Moses fueled some of the most ambitious -- and controversial -- public works projects ever conceived.
In 1897, Arctic explorer Robert Peary caused a sensation when he returned from Greenland with five Eskimos.
A nostalgic and humorous look at how old world Chicago lives side by side with the new.
William "Buffalo Bill" Cody's legendary exploits helped create the myth of the American West that still endures today.
The personal journey of three generations of a Japanese American family, including their stint in internment camps during World War II.