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.
Vivid memories of those trapped in the terrifying temblor of 1906 that killed thousands of Californians.
The worldwide migration by eager gold-seekers turned California into a land of opportunity and fierce competition.
The ultimate frontiersman, Carson inspired popular novels before being associated with the "Long Walk" of the Navajo people.
In 1934, American polar explorer Richard Byrd became the first to experience winter in Antarctica's interior.
High on a granite cliff in South Dakota's Black Hills tower the huge carved faces of four American presidents: George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, and Theodore Roosevelt.
This stunning film portrait of Yosemite National Park uses the 1851 diary of the first expedition of soldiers into the Native American territory.
The life of the legendary photographer, known best for his black and white images of the wilderness of the American West.
The remarkable story of how a railroad was built connecting California to the East.