Frontier House

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Overview

Can a modern family shed their reliance on technology to take a trip back in time and survive on only the means used by settlers in the late 1800s? This is the question posed by Frontier House, a reality series that takes three families and releases them into the Montana wilderness to witness their survival instincts in action. From creating a homestead to raising livestock and making pressing decisions about their land and roles in the community, these three families will experience life just as families taking ...
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Overview

Can a modern family shed their reliance on technology to take a trip back in time and survive on only the means used by settlers in the late 1800s? This is the question posed by Frontier House, a reality series that takes three families and releases them into the Montana wilderness to witness their survival instincts in action. From creating a homestead to raising livestock and making pressing decisions about their land and roles in the community, these three families will experience life just as families taking advantage of the Homestead Act did in the American West over a century ago. What lessons will the families learn from their experience? Will frontier life bring them closer together or push them apart? How will the families use their experiences in the wilderness to enhance their lives in the modern world? Explore these and many other fascinating questions as you step into the time machine with this unique reality series from PBS.
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Special Features

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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/2/2002
  • UPC: 841887000987
  • Rating:

  • Source: Pbs (Direct)
  • Region Code: 1
  • Sound: Dolby Digital Stereo
  • Language: English
  • Time: 6:00:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 32,694

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Frontier House
1. Introduction [1:07]
2. The Families [8:09]
3. Training for Frontier Life [21:46]
4. Dressing for the Frontier [4:44]
5. The Journey Begins [15:55]
1. Introduction [1:35]
2. Shelter First [1:51]
3. Art of Neighboring [11:59]
4. Starvation on the Home Front [16:42]
5. Planting a Garden [7:27]
6. Snow in June [5:44]
1. Introduction [1:35]
2. Five Weeks of Hard Labor [1:19]
3. Doctor's Visit [3:05]
4. Family Crises [2:41]
5. A Trip to the Store [2:35]
6. Help Arrives [12:50]
7. Preparing for the Big Day [11:53]
8. The Wedding [3:38]
9. Credits [13:39]
Disc #2 -- Frontier House
1. Introduction [1:30]
2. Homestead Honeymoon [13:26]
3. Hunger on the Homestead [12:22]
4. Trading and Bartering [8:14]
5. The Law of Open Range [8:31]
6. Frontier Relations [7:39]
1. Introduction [1:35]
2. Work and Play [1:25]
3. School on the Frontier [13:23]
4. Quest for Knowledge [15:05]
5. Family Conflicts [5:47]
6. Northern Pacific Railroad [4:10]
7. Discovering Imagination [6:15]
1. Introduction [1:35]
2. Getting Ready for Winter [1:14]
3. Fair Preparations [3:52]
4. 1883 Harvest Day [15:33]
5. Judgement Day [6:10]
6. Last Day [6:08]
7. Back to the 21st Century [6:20]
8. Credits [12:25]
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Disc #1 -- Frontier House
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   Scene Selections
      Episode One: The American Dream
      Episode Two: Promised Land
      Episode Three: Till Death Do us Part
   Special Features
      Behind the Scenes
      Making of Frontier House
   PBS Online
Disc #2 -- Frontier House
   Play Frontier House
   Scene Selections
      Episode Four: Survival
      Episode Five: A Family Affair
      Episode Six: The Reckoning
   Special Features
      Behind the Scenes
      Making of Frontier House
   PBS Online
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