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.
James Michael Curley and his sophisticated political machine dominated Boston for almost half a century.
Brothers Wilbur and Orville Wright built a flying machine that made its first flight in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina in 1903.
In 1934, American polar explorer Richard Byrd became the first to experience winter in Antarctica's interior.
Richard Sears and Alva Curtis Roebuck brought consumer goods to the hands of every American with their Sears and Roebuck catalogue.
During the Great Depression, Americans built the Hoover Dam, one of the greatest engineering works in history.
The Alabama governor and presidential candidate promised segregation forever.
The remarkable story of how a railroad was built connecting California to the East.