The Burlington Route Historical Society in La Grange, Illinois is devoted to preserving the legacy of the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad. The following gallery of Zephyr images is a sampling of the society's collection.
A personal story of one family's dramatic effort to hold onto their family farm in Iowa as massive foreclosures sweep the nation in the 1990s.
Robert Noyce's invention of the microchip launched the world into the Information Age.
The story of the polio crusade pays tribute to a time when Americans banded together to conquer a terrible disease.
The grave truth behind modern forensics was discovered in 1920s New York.
In 1960, Francis Gary Powers' U-2 spy plane was shot down over the Soviet Union.
A Utah farm boy builds a prototype for a television, but is thwarted by movie studio executives wanting to control the technology.
The Alaskan Highway stands today as one of the boldest homeland security initiatives ever undertaken.
The remarkable story of how a railroad was built connecting California to the East.