• Theodore Roosevelt and John Muir in Yosemite National Park. Photography: Library of Congress

    Park Paragons of the West

    Among dozens of historic icons who dedicated their lives to what’s been called “America’s Best Idea,” here we salute four standouts in the American West.

  • Photography: © Robert Capa/International Center of Photography/Magnum Photos

    Hemingway’s Idaho

    The author had a special connection to Sun Valley, where he hunted, fished, found his “Family,” and was laid to rest.

  • Photography: "Before the Storm" by Edward S. Curtis/Library of Congress

    The Last Free Apaches

    While Hollywood was making its first westerns, the Apaches who never surrendered continued to live free south of the border.

Photography: Courtesy Pendleton Round-Up

Jackson Sundown

The Nez Perce horseman’s triumphant 1916 ride capped his rodeo career and went down in Pendleton Round-Up history.

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Theodore Roosevelt and John Muir in Yosemite National Park. Photography: Library of Congress

Park Paragons of the West

Among dozens of historic icons who dedicated their lives to what’s been called “America’s Best Idea,” here we salute four standouts in the American West.

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Photography: Phyllis Burchett

Bear in Mind

It’s important to proceed with caution when heading into grizzly bear territory.

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Photography: The Collection of Capt. Chesley B. “Sully” Sullenberger

Sully Solo

Another unforgettable flight in Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger’s life took him into the skies above North Texas when he was just 16.

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Illustration: Jonathan Fehr

Apache Wars

In historian Paul Andrew Hutton’s latest book, this mostly forgotten drama of the American Southwest gets a comprehensive new examination.

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Photography: Kim Baker

Travel Oklahoma

If all you know about Oklahoma are 1996’s tornado-chasing “Twister” and Rodgers and Hammerstein’s musical, have we got some sooner surprises for you. Here are our top picks fro getting to know the 46th state a whole lot better.

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