Adventurers & Trail Blazers
Published: May 16, 2011 at 11:46 am
Lowell Thomas combined journalism and entertainment to help create the legend of Lawrence of Arabia.
Published: May 12, 2011 at 11:14 am
On March 5, 2011, cluster balloonist Jonathan Trappe re-created the flying house from the Disney/Pixar film Up.
Published: January 28, 2011 at 2:08 pm
This review of American Experience: The Greely Expedition praises the way filmmaker Rob Rapley subtly utilizes visuals and simple music to tell this story of a promising 19th-century scientific adventure that devolved into loss and despair
Published: October 01, 2010 at 3:09 pm
Wyoming-based author-editor-filmmaker and general renaissance woman Candy Moulton has devoted her life to telling the story of the American West.
Published: September 30, 2010 at 10:10 am
Before the United States entered the war, a handful of rogue American pilots defied their country's neutrality laws.
Published: March 04, 2010 at 4:45 pm
Filibuster William Walker and his ragtag army of mercenary adventurers sought to carve out their own sovereign nation
Published: December 16, 2009 at 3:51 pm
After tackling tough Tombstone in print, author Wm. B. Shillingberg gets the hell into Dodge.
Published: September 20, 2009 at 2:51 pm
The November 2009 Aviation History Reader's poll asks readers to assess the skill of aerospace engineer Burt Rutan.
Published: September 04, 2009 at 10:47 am
November 2009 Aviation History features articles on Burt Rutan, Lloyd Stearman, Operation Mallory Major, Keith and Ross Smith's England-to-Australia Vickers Vimy flight, and the Avro Vulcan.
Published: September 02, 2009 at 2:02 pm
In the September 2009 Aviation History Mailbag readers discuss the Merlin engine, the Wright 3350 engine, John Newton Williams' helicopter, the greatest emergency landings and Amelia Earhart.
Published: June 03, 2009 at 1:28 pm
Such intrepid 19th-century explorers as Joe Walker, John Wesley Powell, Benjamin Bonneville, Jedediah Smith and others explored much of the West, yet there remain corners for curious minds to explore.
Published: April 02, 2009 at 5:31 pm
Medicine Bill Comstock, descendant of James Fenimore Cooper, brought his uncle's mythical Natty Bumppo to life on the Great Plains as a hunter, trapper and cultural go-between.
Published: October 14, 2008 at 5:23 pm
The 1838 Battle of Battle Creek, Texas, also known as the Surveyors’ Fight, pitted a surveying party comprised of veterans of the Texas Revolution against a Kickapoo war band.
Published: April 02, 2007 at 9:52 am
Exclusive interview with Dr. William Kelso, chief archaeologist for the Jamestown Rediscovery Project, concerning the significance of Jamestown, Virginia, in the history of America.
Published: June 12, 2006 at 8:17 pm
The Pony Express only operated for about 18 months, but the picture-perfect enterprise captured the imagination of a nation and has grown larger than life through the years.
Published: June 12, 2006 at 8:16 pm
The MacMillan Arctic Expedition marked the first productive use of aircraft in Arctic exploration by Americans and brought Richard Byrd into the national limelight.