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 grave truth behind modern forensics was discovered in 1920s New York.
The story behind the development of the oral contraceptive that put women in control of birth control.
Brothers Wilbur and Orville Wright built a flying machine that made its first flight in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina in 1903.
A year in the life of Wyoming cowboys and the ranching families of the American West.
The Klondike Gold Rush in Canada's Yukon Territory saw 100,000 people make the treacherous journey in search of riches.
A Utah farm boy builds a prototype for a television, but is thwarted by movie studio executives wanting to control the technology.
From Joseph Smith's discovery of gold tablets to persecution, migration, and settlement in Utah, the film explores the history of the most American of religions.
The first around-the-world air race was sponsored to prove that the airplane had a commercial future.