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.
William "Buffalo Bill" Cody's legendary exploits helped create the myth of the American West that still endures today.
During the Great Depression, Americans built the Hoover Dam, one of the greatest engineering works in history.
President Theodore Roosevelt was caught in the middle of the first major battle for wilderness preservation in Yosemite National Park.
The story of Native peoples’ valiant resistance to expulsion from their lands and the extinction of their culture.
The internationally famous carnival of delights in New York was the birthplace of the hot dog and the roller coaster.
A marvel of engineering, architecture, and vision, the story of the Beaux Arts structure on 42nd street that forever changed midtown Manhattan.
The remarkable story of mid-19th century ingenuity and perseverance during the laying of the transatlantic telegraph cable between North America and Europe.
The story of the polio crusade pays tribute to a time when Americans banded together to conquer a terrible disease.