In a long-lost letter an American woman describes Lindbergh's tumultuous touchdown in Paris75 years ago this month
May 01, 2002 | By Smithsonian magazine
Armed with easel, palette and pencil, George Catlin went west in the 1830s to paint the real "Wild West"
May 2000 | By Edwards Park
When smog killed 20 people in a Pennsylvania mill town in 1948, the clean air movement got its start
November 1999 | By Edwin Kiester, Jr.
September 1999 | By Bruce Watson
An ungainly monster, the steam traction engine helped turn the buffalo's pasture into America's breadbasket
September 1998 | By Diotima Booraem
November 01, 1995 | By Kathleen Burke