- Additional Details
- Format: Color, DVD-Video, NTSC
- Rating: Not Rated
- Number of Discs: 1
- Run Time: 50 Minutes
- Region: Region 1
- Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
- Language: English
- Studio: A&E Home Video
- DVD Release Date: December 1, 1996
From an Italian-styled Oklahoma palace to the home and arboretum of the founder of the Morton Salt Company, tour the grandest mansions of the Midwest.
They are the grand ships of the prairie sea, magnificent Midwest mansions built by such people as Joy Morton - who founded the Morton Salt company - and oil magnate E.W. Marland. Though not as well known as their counterparts in Newport, Palm Beach and California, the stately homes of the central plains are as opulent, beautiful and interesting as any in America.
PALACES ON THE PRAIRIE tours Joy Morton's Arbor Lodge, with its awe-inspiring collection of Tiffany glass pieces, including extremely rare and valuable skylights. Explore the hidden treasures of Oklahoma's Marland Mansion, a 55-room fantasy which has a ballroom with a 24-carat hammered gold ceiling! Trace the history of Middle America in the changing fortunes and owners of Brucemore, and visit its exquisite gardens, replete with 350 species of roses.