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African-American jockey Jimmy Winkfield astride Alan-A-Dale.

The Racing Life

Kentucky jockey Jimmy Winkfield fled to Russia to escape Jim Crow.

color postcard of Montana's Broadwater Natatorium circa 1890.

Big Sky Oasis

Montana's hot springs were pockets of peace and luxury on the frontier.

Buffalo Soldiers standing and sitting, wearing buffalo robes.

Incognito in the Infantry

The story of Cathay Williams, the only known female Buffalo Soldier.

baseball team

Baseball Brotherhood

Wyoming recalls the Hispanic baseball players who made up the Sugar Beet League.

American Indian delegation at White House

A Nation of Treaties

Minnesota examines the treaties between the United States and American Indians.

Poster image of woman holding spear-like fountain pen

Traveling Man

Illinois explores the history of the profession shared by L. Frank Baum, Benedict Arnold, and Johnny Appleseed. 


Fearless Photographer

Washington celebrates photojournalist Margaret Bourke-White.

Seaside farmers plowing

Seashore Farmers

U-boats off the coast of Virginia.

Dan Rice as Uncle Sam.

The Circus You Never Knew

The naughty nineteenth-century circus.

Richard I. Dodge

Just Deserters

Pennsylvania soldiers dodging the Civil War.