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 remarkable story of how a railroad was built connecting California to the East.
William "Buffalo Bill" Cody's legendary exploits helped create the myth of the American West that still endures today.
The boy behind the myth, who in just a few short years transformed himself from a skinny orphan to the most feared man in the West and an enduring icon. Part of The Wild West collection.
The contradictory history of a dam that became a statement of American power and prestige.
As the star attraction of Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show, Annie Oakley thrilled audiences around the world with her shooting feats. Part of the Wild West collection.
In 1934, American polar explorer Richard Byrd became the first to experience winter in Antarctica's interior.
Native Alaskans, oil company representatives, environmentalists, politicians, and others tell the story of the 800-mile pipeline.
A six-hour series on how the West was lost and won, from the Gold Rush in 1848 until Wounded Knee in 1893.