President Theodore Roosevelt was caught in the middle of the first major battle for wilderness preservation in Yosemite National Park.
A daunting story of shipwreck, starvation, mutiny and cannibalism amongst a group left abandoned in the high Arctic.
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.
In 1927, the Mississippi River flooded from New Orleans to Illinois, leaving a million people homeless and leading to a major black migration to the North.
Vivid memories of those trapped in the terrifying temblor of 1906 that killed thousands of Californians.
Her 1963 warnings about the effects of pesticides and herbicides sparked a revolution in environmental policy.
The Chiricahua Apache medicine man and warrior who refused to accept white man's 'civilization.' Part of The Wild West collection.
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."