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.
During World War II, more than a thousand women signed up to fly with the U.S. military as WASPS.
Engineer James Eads tamed the mighty Mississippi, turning New Orleans into the second largest port in the nation.
A gripping tale of medical intervention gone awry, and one of the most barbaric mistakes of modern medicine.
In 1934, American polar explorer Richard Byrd became the first to experience winter in Antarctica's interior.
A year in the life of Wyoming cowboys and the ranching families of the American West.
Meet the genius engineer and inventor whose technology helped create our wireless world.
They were the first to brave the unknown.
The dramatic story of the nation's first subway