Before radar had been invented a devastating hurricane hit America, surprising residents of the East Coast and killing more than 600 people.
Vivid memories of those trapped in the terrifying temblor of 1906 that killed thousands of Californians.
Today one of the most-recognized figures in American literary history, poet Walt Whitman was denounced by critics in his own time.
High on a granite cliff in South Dakota's Black Hills tower the huge carved faces of four American presidents: George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, and Theodore Roosevelt.
The American effort to relieve starvation in Soviet Russia in 1921 during the worst natural disaster in Europe in 500 years.
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 journey of Prince Maximilian, German naturalist, and artist Karl Bodmer, who explored the Mississippi River area from 1832-1834.
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.