The unbounded optimism of the Jazz Age and the shocking consequences when reality finally hit on October 29th, 1929.
America's first great songwriter, Stephen Foster, wrote 200 songs but died a penniless alcoholic at 37.
William "Buffalo Bill" Cody's legendary exploits helped create the myth of the American West that still endures today.
Explore how Orson Welles' genius use of the new medium of radio struck fear into an already anxious nation.
Engineer James Eads tamed the mighty Mississippi, turning New Orleans into the second largest port in the nation.
A saga of ambition, wealth, family loyalty and personal tragedy.
The Last Stand, the final act of General George Custer's larger-than-life career, played out on a grand stage with a spellbound public engrossed in the drama. Part of the Wild West collection.
John Scopes' free speech trial pitted science against religion after the teacher presented Charles Darwin's theory of evolution in a Tennessee school.