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10 That Changed America

Host Geoffrey Baer takes viewers across the country to the legendary streets, monuments and man-made marvels that changed America. Explore the streets that change the way we get around, visit the Statue of Liberty and Mount Rushmore, and learn more about the engineering feats that made our civilization possible.

10 Modern Marvels That Changed America

54m 56s

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.

Episodes

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    10 Modern Marvels That Changed America

    S2 E3 - 54m 56s

    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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    10 Monuments That Changed America

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    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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    10 Streets That Changed America

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    A whirlwind tour of 10 streets that change the way we get around: from Broadway in New York and Wilshire in Los Angeles, to the Boston Post Road and the Lincoln Highway. Find out which 10 streets made the list.

Extras + Features

  • Web Extra: When Mules Ruled the Canal: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Web Extra: When Mules Ruled the Canal

    S2 E3 - 2m 41s

    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.

  • Web Extra: Meet the 54th Regiment Reenactors: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Web Extra: Meet the 54th Regiment Reenactors

    S2 E2 - 3m 55s

    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.

  • Web Extra: Honoring Crazy Horse: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Web Extra: Honoring Crazy Horse

    S2 E2 - 2m 45s

    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.

  • Web Extra: Jan Scruggs' Journey: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Web Extra: Jan Scruggs' Journey

    S2 E2 - 3m 14s

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

  • Web Extra: Segregation on Streetcars: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Web Extra: Segregation on Streetcars

    S2 E1 - 3m 25s

    Richard Campanella, professor of architecture and geography at Tulane University, talks about segregation in New Orleans, and how “separate but equal” accommodations came to be institutionalized.

  • Web Extra: Van Buren vs. Horse: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Web Extra: Van Buren vs. Horse

    S2 E1 - 1m 16s

    Road historian Dan Marriott recounts the story of a gaffe for the ages, in which former President Martin Van Buren fell from his horse-drawn carriage in Indiana, delighting supporters of the National Road. During his presidency, Van Buren had opposed appropriations for the highway.

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