The Man Who Invented Himself
Saving Hundred-Year-Old Buildings
In southern California the orange found a home.
The tragic journey of the Donner Party
Carl Fisher thought Americans should be able to drive across their country, but it took a decade and a world war to finish his road
They had no chair lifts, and they called their skis snowshoes, but they were the fastest men alive
He never packed a gun or led a posse or burned down a homesteader's hut, but in his time Henry Miller owned more land than anyone else in the West.
Farce in the Bedroom, Bedlam at the Bar
Senator Sharon’s Discarded Rose Packed a Pistol, Her Lawyer a Knife. Blood Flowed at Their Last “Appeal,” as They Ambushed a Federal Judge.
as They Ambushed a Federal Judge
An Imperial colony on our West Coast was their aim; Fort Ross was their military outpost; and the stakes—higher than they realized
Granddaddy of all desert mining discoveries was the Comstock Lode, which sent the Far West on a silver stampede to Nevada’s Washoe country a century ago.