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 Buffalo Bill Cody to Wyatt Earp, and Kit Carson to Annie Oakley, 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 remarkable story of how a railroad was built connecting California to the East.
Robert E. Lee, the leading Confederate general of the American Civil War, remains a source of fascination and, for some, veneration.
Silent film actress Mary Pickford played a pivotal role in bringing Hollywood into the center of the motion picture industry.
General Douglas MacArthur led American troops in World Wars I and II before being fired by President Harry Truman during the Korean War.
The story of the polio crusade pays tribute to a time when Americans banded together to conquer a terrible disease.
A brilliant scientist, Oppenheimer was tasked with the development of the atomic bomb during World War II.
A look at the poor Scottish emigrant boy who built a fortune in telegraphy, railroads and steel, and then began systematically to give it all away.