When an earthen dam broke without warning, a small city in Pennsylvania was swept away in a wall of water over 30 feet high.
Before radar had been invented a devastating hurricane hit America, surprising residents of the East Coast and killing more than 600 people.
The journey of Prince Maximilian, German naturalist, and artist Karl Bodmer, who explored the Mississippi River area from 1832-1834.
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 coal miners' battle for dignity led to the largest armed insurrection since the American Civil War.
In 1934, American polar explorer Richard Byrd became the first to experience winter in Antarctica's interior.
The story of the farmers who dreamed of prosperity and lived through ten years of drought, dust, disease and death.
A daunting story of shipwreck, starvation, mutiny and cannibalism amongst a group left abandoned in the high Arctic.