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.
Originally settled as a mail stop, Las Vegas changed from an Old West vacation town, to a mafia haven, to the "Atomic City" and "Sin City."
William "Buffalo Bill" Cody's legendary exploits helped create the myth of the American West that still endures today.
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 contradictory history of a dam that became a statement of American power and prestige.
Today one of the most-recognized figures in American literary history, poet Walt Whitman was denounced by critics in his own time.
Vivid memories of those trapped in the terrifying temblor of 1906 that killed thousands of Californians.
The journey of Prince Maximilian, German naturalist, and artist Karl Bodmer, who explored the Mississippi River area from 1832-1834.
When an earthen dam broke without warning, a small city in Pennsylvania was swept away in a wall of water over 30 feet high.