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.
The contradictory history of a dam that became a statement of American power and prestige.
The remarkable story of how a railroad was built connecting California to the East.
Begun during the Civil War, the transcontinental railroad employed 20,000 men, mostly immigrants, who built the iron road with their bare hands.
The worldwide migration by eager gold-seekers turned California into a land of opportunity and fierce competition.
The New Deal program CCC put three million young men to work in camps across America.
A daunting story of shipwreck, starvation, mutiny and cannibalism amongst a group left abandoned in the high Arctic.
The Chiricahua Apache medicine man and warrior who refused to accept white man's 'civilization.' Part of The Wild West collection.
The story of the farmers who dreamed of prosperity and lived through ten years of drought, dust, disease and death.