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."
A biography of the last outlaws of the American Wild West
Vivid memories of those trapped in the terrifying temblor of 1906 that killed thousands of Californians.
The journey of Prince Maximilian, German naturalist, and artist Karl Bodmer, who explored the Mississippi River area from 1832-1834.
The New Deal program CCC put three million young men to work in camps across America.
The ultimate frontiersman, Carson inspired popular novels before being associated with the "Long Walk" of the Navajo people.
Her 1963 warnings about the effects of pesticides and herbicides sparked a revolution in environmental policy.
A personal story of one family's dramatic effort to hold onto their family farm in Iowa as massive foreclosures sweep the nation in the 1990s.