The world famous escape artist could escape from everything - except his own mortality.
Bascom Lamar Lunsford and his campaign to preserve mountain music and dance.
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.
The most daring and innovative accomplishment at the turn of the 20th century.
The story of a farm boy who rose from obscurity to become the most influential American innovator of the 20th century.
John Scopes' free speech trial pitted science against religion after the teacher presented Charles Darwin's theory of evolution in a Tennessee school.
Accused by a janitor, a respected Harvard professor was hanged for the murder of Dr. George Parkman, one of Boston's richest citizens, in 1849.
The American effort to relieve starvation in Soviet Russia in 1921 during the worst natural disaster in Europe in 500 years.