Before radar had been invented a devastating hurricane hit America, surprising residents of the East Coast and killing more than 600 people.
Today one of the most-recognized figures in American literary history, poet Walt Whitman was denounced by critics in his own time.
High on a granite cliff in South Dakota's Black Hills tower the huge carved faces of four American presidents: George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, and Theodore Roosevelt.
A daunting story of shipwreck, starvation, mutiny and cannibalism amongst a group left abandoned in the high Arctic.
In 1934, American polar explorer Richard Byrd became the first to experience winter in Antarctica's interior.
The contradictory history of a dam that became a statement of American power and prestige.
Robert Marshall, Aldo Leopold and Howard Zahniser dedicated their lives to protect the shrinking American wilderness.
The coal miners' battle for dignity led to the largest armed insurrection since the American Civil War.