By war-making and shrewd negotiating, the 11th president expanded U.S. territory by a third.
A city where the desert is everywhere, where sprawl into magnificent desolation is the main industry, whose oldest building is still its most beautiful, whose surrounding mountains are its soul: Lawrence W. Cheek explains why American Heritage’s Great American Place Award for the year 2000 goes to…
From law officer to murderer to Hollywood consultant: the strange career of a man who became myth
Organizers held an old-fashioned cattle drive to commemorate the cowboy's role in winning the West, but, as they say, nostalgia ain't what it used to be.
Western miners, the hard-rock stiffs, were as tough and horny-handed a breed of men as any in the world.