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.
After 18 years of struggles, the Golden Gate Bridge opened on May 27, 1937.
The Klondike Gold Rush in Canada's Yukon Territory saw 100,000 people make the treacherous journey in search of riches.
It was the deadliest workplace accident in New York City’s history.
The most daring and innovative accomplishment at the turn of the 20th century.
The impact of tuberculosis in America, once the deadliest killer in human history.
A six-hour series on how the West was lost and won, from the Gold Rush in 1848 until Wounded Knee in 1893.
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.
A gripping tale of medical intervention gone awry, and one of the most barbaric mistakes of modern medicine.