Rising more than 700 feet above the raging waters of the Colorado River, Hoover Dam was called one of the greatest engineering works in history. 5,000 working men and their families came to live in the Nevada desert, all in search of a paycheck. The work was extremely dangerous, and done mostly without modern safety precautions.
The story of the polio crusade pays tribute to a time when Americans banded together to conquer a terrible disease.
Native Alaskans, oil company representatives, environmentalists, politicians, and others tell the story of the 800-mile pipeline.
In 1934, American polar explorer Richard Byrd became the first to experience winter in Antarctica's interior.
A brilliant scientist, Oppenheimer was tasked with the development of the atomic bomb during World War II.
The U.S. and the Soviet Union race to build the hydrogen bomb during the Cold War, thus beginning the nuclear arms race.
The story behind the development of the oral contraceptive that put women in control of birth control.
A Utah farm boy builds a prototype for a television, but is thwarted by movie studio executives wanting to control the technology.
Though first seen only as an expensive luxury, Alexander Graham Bell's telephone soon transformed American life and became a necessity.