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The Eads Bridge Proved the Power of Steel

The Eads Bridge proved that steel could be used for large-scale building projects. The unconventional idea that steel could support such a massive structure came from an unconventional character: an amateur engineer named James B. Eads.

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Web Extra: When Mules Ruled the Canal

Tour boat operator Jerry Gertz explains the crucial and often forgotten role played by the mules that pulled barges and boats along the Erie Canal in its early days.

1m 15s

10 Modern Marvels That Changed America

A whirlwind tour of 10 engineering feats that made our civilization possible: from the Erie Canal and Eads Bridge, to the Holland Tunnel and Hoover Dam. Find out which 10 modern marvels made the list!

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Extended Trailer | Modern Marvels

A whirlwind tour of 10 engineering feats that made our civilization possible: from the Erie Canal and Eads Bridge, to the Holland Tunnel and Hoover Dam. Find out which 10 modern marvels made the list.

1m 1s

10 Monuments That Changed America

A whirlwind tour of 10 monuments that mark key moments in American history: from the Statue of Liberty and Mount Rushmore, to the Vietnam Veteran’s Memorial and the AIDS Quilt. Find out which 10 monuments made the list!

2m 45s

Web Extra: Honoring Crazy Horse

Lula Red Cloud, great-great-granddaughter of Oglala Lakota Chief Red Cloud, explains what she sees as the relevance of honoring Lakota warrior Crazy Horse with a larger-than-life monument in the Black Hills of South Dakota.

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Web Extra: Meet the 54th Regiment Reenactors

Benny White of the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry talks with Geoffrey Baer about the experience of being a Civil War reenactor in the 54th Regiment. “You feel the history of what our ancestors did,” he says.

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Web Extra: Jan Scruggs' Journey

Jan Scruggs, the driving force behind the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, recounts the ways that the monument has helped him heal his war wounds.

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Extended Trailer | Monuments

A whirlwind tour of 10 monuments that mark key moments in American history: from the Statue of Liberty and Mount Rushmore, to the Vietnam Veteran’s Memorial and the AIDS Quilt. Find out which 10 monuments made the list.

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Extended Trailer | Streets

It’s a whirlwind tour of 10 streets that change the way we get around. 10 Streets that Changed America begins and ends on Broadway in New York. We’ll trace the street’s 400-year evolution: from Native American road, to Dutch trading route, to the home of America’s earliest public transit, to an electrically-lighted theater district known as the “Great White Way."

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