Philadelphia has the Liberty Bell. New York has Ellis Island. San Antonio has the Alamo. American history isn't just confined to its metropolises, though. Foundations and turning points in the United States can be found in the most unlikely of places, including small towns and dust-blown fields. Here are a few places with a much bigger effect than their populations would suggest. And while you may not be able to travel to these towns at the moment, it's certainly fascinating to learn the history and plan a trip for the future.