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.
George Eastman introduced the Kodak and Brownie camera systems and transformed photography into something anybody could do.
A brilliant scientist, Oppenheimer was tasked with the development of the atomic bomb during World War II.
During the Great Depression, Americans built the Hoover Dam, one of the greatest engineering works in history.
The international race to develop biological weapons during the 20th century.
A marvel of engineering, architecture, and vision, the story of the Beaux Arts structure on 42nd street that forever changed midtown Manhattan.
Robert Moses fueled some of the most ambitious -- and controversial -- public works projects ever conceived.
The boy behind the myth, who in just a few short years transformed himself from a skinny orphan to the most feared man in the West and an enduring icon. Part of The Wild West collection.