U.S. Navy brought situation on itself by granting captains "letters of marque" to harass Spanish ships
When history travel becomes a reality, visit the small town where the border war got seriously ugly
A few of our favorite locations on the war's most gory single-day battlefield
Remnants of war lurk on tiny Tulagi in the Solomon Islands.
Long before it became Margaritaville, Key West was a boom town built on bad news
It’s easy enough to design a bad airplane, but it takes real gumption to put it into production despite all signs to the contrary.
California's Richmond harbor recalls an era of can-do American spirit.
National Park Service program helps preserve historic structures and monuments
Frank Meyer combed Asia for unknown fruits and crops that proved valuable to U.S. agriculture
Bad roads and mountains made ditches and locks the most modern mode of transportation—for a while
To protect Washington from surrounding Southerners, Maj. John Barnard built a network of forts and gun emplacements. It was only tested once.