In 1879, railroad rivals Santa Fe Railway and Rio Grande Railroad were in a desperate struggle for control of vital rights of way in the Western US. The rivalry reached a boiling point in Colorado's narrow Royal Gorge.
History as we generally know it is full of holes or half-truths, and a mother lode of juicy details have been lost, distorted, covered up or simply ignored along the way. Military Channel's new series, AMERICA: FACTS VS. FICTION, is on a mission to set the record straight. Hosted by former Naval officer and actor Jamie Kaler, this series is a wake-up call about the surprising hidden facts behind the most familiar and beloved stories from our nation's and military's past, filling in the blanks, debunking the occasional myth, and exploring why we sometimes get our own history slightly, well, wrong.