On August 15th, 1914, the Panama Canal opened connecting the world’s two largest oceans and signaling America’s emergence as a global superpower. American ingenuity and innovation had succeeded where, just a few years earlier, the French had failed disastrously. But the U.S. paid a price for victory: more than a decade of ceaseless, grinding toil, an outlay of more than 350 million dollars—the largest single federal expenditure in history to that time – and the loss of more than 5,000 lives.
The story of a farm boy who rose from obscurity to become the most influential American innovator of the 20th century.
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.
Robert Noyce's invention of the microchip launched the world into the Information Age.
From a small-town Texas murder emerged a landmark civil rights case that successfully challenged Jim Crow-style discrimination against Mexican Americans.
The evocative stories of teenage hoboes crisscrossing America on trains during the Great Depression.
They were the first to brave the unknown.
During World War II, more than a thousand women signed up to fly with the U.S. military as WASPS.
The world famous escape artist could escape from everything - except his own mortality.