The internationally famous carnival of delights in New York was the birthplace of the hot dog and the roller coaster.
Robert Moses fueled some of the most ambitious -- and controversial -- public works projects ever conceived.
"The Wizard of Menlo Park," Inventor Thomas Edison, built the first practical light bulb and revolutionized the world.
Begun during the Civil War, the transcontinental railroad employed 20,000 men, mostly immigrants, who built the iron road with their bare hands.
The tale of oil-seeking mavericks whose risk-taking, sweat and dreams changed an American industry.
Engineer James Eads tamed the mighty Mississippi, turning New Orleans into the second largest port in the nation.
The effort of pioneering researchers to conceive babies through in vitro fertilization.
During the Great Depression, Americans built the Hoover Dam, one of the greatest engineering works in history.