The transcontinental railroad's construction touched the lives of hundreds of thousands of people. Some desired it, some built it, and some did everything in their power to stop it. Browse a photo gallery of settlers, Native Americans, and workers whose lives were affected by the railroad as it traversed the West.
"The Wizard of Menlo Park," Inventor Thomas Edison, built the first practical light bulb and revolutionized the world.
After 18 years of struggles, the Golden Gate Bridge opened on May 27, 1937.
The contradictory history of a dam that became a statement of American power and prestige.
The Alaskan Highway stands today as one of the boldest homeland security initiatives ever undertaken.
A uniquely impressionistic history of the early years of the Space Race.
The worldwide migration by eager gold-seekers turned California into a land of opportunity and fierce competition.
The Pennsylvania Railroad Company accomplished an enormous engineering feat, but destroyed a great architectural monument.
The Last Stand, the final act of General George Custer's larger-than-life career, played out on a grand stage with a spellbound public engrossed in the drama. Part of the Wild West collection.