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.
Richard Sears and Alva Curtis Roebuck brought consumer goods to the hands of every American with their Sears and Roebuck catalogue.
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.
The founding father laid the groundwork for the nation's modern economy, including the banking system and Wall Street.
Three years before the Gold Rush, 87 pioneers took a shortcut westward to California, only to get caught in the snows of the Sierra Nevada.
The converging forces, circumstances, personalities and events that propelled a group of English men and women west across the Atlantic in 1620.
In 1934, American polar explorer Richard Byrd became the first to experience winter in Antarctica's interior.
The quick battle with no white survivors that pitted Sitting Bull and Crazy Horse against General George Custer, told from both sides.