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.
The contradictory history of a dam that became a statement of American power and prestige.
A gripping tale of medical intervention gone awry, and one of the most barbaric mistakes of modern medicine.
The most daring and innovative accomplishment at the turn of the 20th century.
It was the deadliest workplace accident in New York City’s history.
The story of the polio crusade pays tribute to a time when Americans banded together to conquer a terrible disease.
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.
Engineer James Eads tamed the mighty Mississippi, turning New Orleans into the second largest port in the nation.
A uniquely impressionistic history of the early years of the Space Race.