A six-hour series on how the West was lost and won, from the Gold Rush in 1848 until the end of the Indian Wars at Wounded Knee in 1893 when Native Americans saw their way of life all but destroyed.
The New Deal program CCC put three million young men to work in camps across America.
The Klondike Gold Rush in Canada's Yukon Territory saw 100,000 people make the treacherous journey in search of riches.
The epic battle waged over dinosaur fossils by rival paleontologists in the American West.
The remarkable story of how a railroad was built connecting California to the East.
It was the largest fire in American history: by the time it was all over, more than three million acres had burned and at least 78 firefighters were dead.
The worldwide migration by eager gold-seekers turned California into a land of opportunity and fierce competition.
Begun during the Civil War, the transcontinental railroad employed 20,000 men, mostly immigrants, who built the iron road with their bare hands.
President Theodore Roosevelt was caught in the middle of the first major battle for wilderness preservation in Yosemite National Park.