President Theodore Roosevelt was caught in the middle of the first major battle for wilderness preservation, over the building of Hetch Hetchy Dam in Yosemite National Park.
In 1927, the Mississippi River flooded from New Orleans to Illinois, leaving a million people homeless and leading to a major black migration to the North.
The New Deal program CCC put three million young men to work in camps across America.
The worldwide migration by eager gold-seekers turned California into a land of opportunity and fierce competition.
A year in the life of Wyoming cowboys and the ranching families of the American West.
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.
Today one of the most-recognized figures in American literary history, poet Walt Whitman was denounced by critics in his own time.
The remarkable story of how a railroad was built connecting California to the East.
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.