Charles R. Knight (1874-1953) was one of the first American painters to depict dinosaurs, providing imaginative and largely scientifically based renditions of the extinct beasts in real-world settings. His realistic renderings were referred to as restorations. During a time when dinosaurs were capturing the fascination of people across the country, Knight's ground-breaking images combined paleontology and artistry to create some of the most popular museum displays of his day. Though somewhat speculative and not entirely based on solid evidence, Knight's paintings put flesh on creatures no one had ever seen, and he helped shape the image of dinosaurs that lives in public consciousness to this day.
The story of Native peoples’ valiant resistance to expulsion from their lands and the extinction of their culture.
The life of the legendary photographer, known best for his black and white images of the wilderness of the American West.
During the Great Depression, Americans built the Hoover Dam, one of the greatest engineering works in history.
Her 1963 warnings about the effects of pesticides and herbicides sparked a revolution in environmental policy.
Vivid memories of those trapped in the terrifying temblor of 1906 that killed thousands of Californians.
Originally settled as a mail stop, Las Vegas changed from an Old West vacation town, to a mafia haven, to the "Atomic City" and "Sin City."
The journey of Prince Maximilian, German naturalist, and artist Karl Bodmer, who explored the Mississippi River area from 1832-1834.
The remarkable story of how a railroad was built connecting California to the East.