An outlaw with a deadly reputation, Billy the Kid was gunned down by an ambitious sheriff on July 14, 1881. The felling of one of the most notorious criminals of the age was instantly national news. First demonized by the lawman who killed him, the Kid was soon mythologized by a never-ending stream of dime store romances and big-screen dramas.
The world famous escape artist could escape from everything - except his own mortality.
The legendary tale of Emeline Gurney, who - as the story goes - sold an illegitimate child at the age of 14 only to marry him at a later age.
The trial of Charles Julius Guiteau, who assassinated President James A. Garfield, turned into a public battle over the meaning of insanity.
The founding father laid the groundwork for the nation's modern economy, including the banking system and Wall Street.
The story of a farm boy who rose from obscurity to become the most influential American innovator of the 20th century.
Engineer James Eads tamed the mighty Mississippi, turning New Orleans into the second largest port in the nation.
As the star attraction of Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show, Annie Oakley thrilled audiences around the world with her shooting feats. Part of the Wild West collection.
The story of Liliu'okalani, the last queen and ruler of the independent Kingdom of Hawaii.