Thursday, April 15, 2021
french quarter, New Orleans

From the early 1600s to 1763 when the Treaty of Paris was signed, the French explored North America leaving their mark in many ways.
mount rushmore

Hugh Earnhart digs into the history of Mount Rushmore. Learn how the idea began, the faces were chosen and the work was completed.
meriwether lewis

Meriwether Lewis, William Clark and the rest of the Corps of Discovery were the first white men to cross the western half of the U.S. in 1804.
New York City 1890

The United States attracted many European immigrants during the decades of 1840 and 1850. Learn more about these large migrations and what caused them.
kid on a train

"Orphan trains" were one of many remedies to try to unravel the plight of poverty in the cities of America in the mid-19th century and early 20th century.
camel

After the 1848 treaty ended war with Mexico, and the U.S. received all of Texas above the Rio Grande, a new form of transportation was needed — the camel. 
French flag

The overriding issue during John Adams' presidency was the question of peace with France. Find out how the second president of the U.S. kept the peace.
doctor

Although the Mayo Clinic grew beyond the lives of its creators, it's important to remember it was built on the practices and ideas of three individuals.
radio

WWI was a blessing for radio because the United States government suspended all patent disputes until after the conflict and pushed production forward.
1950 housewife

A new era of lifestyle had opened and suburbia appeared to be the best solution to the nation’s housing problem, following World War II.