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 influential musical pioneers from Appalachia whose recordings lifted spirits during the Great Depression.
George Eastman introduced the Kodak and Brownie camera systems and transformed photography into something anybody could do.
In 1936, GM and Ford could not stop one of the worst battles of the American labor movement.
"The Wizard of Menlo Park," Inventor Thomas Edison, built the first practical light bulb and revolutionized the world.
An African American civil rights leader, Ida B. Wells was born into slavery before becoming a journalist in Memphis.
Legendary bank robber John Dillinger garnered the admiration of many struggling Americans, but FBI took him down with a message: crime doesn't pay.
The worldwide migration by eager gold-seekers turned California into a land of opportunity and fierce competition.
James Michael Curley and his sophisticated political machine dominated Boston for almost half a century.