William "Buffalo Bill" Cody's legendary exploits helped create the myth of the American West that still endures today.
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.
President Theodore Roosevelt was caught in the middle of the first major battle for wilderness preservation in Yosemite National Park.
The epic battle waged over dinosaur fossils by rival paleontologists in the American West.
In the early 1830s, Texas, ruled by Mexico, held 20,000 U.S. settlers and 4,000 Mexican Tejanos, forcing residents to pick sides.
A central figure in the narrative of how the west was won, Wyatt Earp and his story became an American legend. Part of the Wild West collection.
The worldwide migration by eager gold-seekers turned California into a land of opportunity and fierce competition.
The New Deal program CCC put three million young men to work in camps across America.