Originally settled as a mail stop, Las Vegas changed from an Old West vacation town, to a mafia haven, to the "Atomic City" and "Sin City."
The influential musical pioneers from Appalachia whose recordings lifted spirits during the Great Depression.
The evocative stories of teenage hoboes crisscrossing America on trains during the Great Depression.
in 1931, Grace Hubbard Fortescue received a one-hour sentence for murdering a local Hawaiian accused of raping her daughter.
P.T. Barnum -- huckster, con man, promoter, entertainer and founder of "The Greatest Show on Earth".
From a small-town Texas murder emerged a landmark civil rights case that successfully challenged Jim Crow-style discrimination against Mexican Americans.
In 1967, thousands of hippies flocked to San Francisco's Haight Ashbury district.
Silent film actress Mary Pickford played a pivotal role in bringing Hollywood into the center of the motion picture industry.