During the Great Depression of the 1930s, President Roosevelt’s CCC put 3 million young men to work across America. Living in camps across all 48 states (and the territories of Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands,) the men of 'the C’s’ created camping areas and hiking trails in State and National Parks, built roads, fought forest fires, constructed dams, and planted 2.3 billion trees — half of the trees ever planted in the U.S. — all for $1 a day. Explore these photos of some CCC boys and their projects.
William "Buffalo Bill" Cody's legendary exploits helped create the myth of the American West that still endures today.
The story of Native peoples’ valiant resistance to expulsion from their lands and the extinction of their culture.
Her 1963 warnings about the effects of pesticides and herbicides sparked a revolution in environmental policy.
A year in the life of Wyoming cowboys and the ranching families of the American West.
In the early 1830s, Texas, ruled by Mexico, held 20,000 U.S. settlers and 4,000 Mexican Tejanos, forcing residents to pick sides.
During the Great Depression, Americans built the Hoover Dam, one of the greatest engineering works in history.
A central figure in the narrative of how the west was won, Wyatt Earp and his story became an American legend. Part of the Wild West collection.
The life of the legendary photographer, known best for his black and white images of the wilderness of the American West.