The ultimate frontiersman, Carson inspired popular novels before being associated with the "Long Walk" of the Navajo people.
John Wesley Powell's epic journey into the unknown Grand Canyon was filled with adventure as his team mapped the Colorado River for the first time.
The contradictory history of a dam that became a statement of American power and prestige.
The worldwide migration by eager gold-seekers turned California into a land of opportunity and fierce competition.
In 1934, American polar explorer Richard Byrd became the first to experience winter in Antarctica's interior.
In the early 1830s, Texas, ruled by Mexico, held 20,000 U.S. settlers and 4,000 Mexican Tejanos, forcing residents to pick sides.
Three years before the Gold Rush, 87 pioneers took a shortcut westward to California, only to get caught in the snows of the Sierra Nevada.
The story of Native peoples’ valiant resistance to expulsion from their lands and the extinction of their culture.