- Additional Details
- Format: Closed-captioned, 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: History Channel
- DVD Release Date: February 9, 2001
While most Americans think of the "frontier" in terms of the Wild West, it was, at various times, located in eastern woods, Appalachian mountains, the great plains and the deserts of the Southwest. And, as settlers ventured into the wilds, they erected shelters that reflected their settings, made from whatever was at hand.
Ron Hazelton, the host of FRONTIER HOMES, leads a fascinating tour across the nation, visiting prime examples of the structures built by the homesteaders who propelled America's westward expansion. Starting with post and beam construction in the east and following the diverse styles all the way to the adobe homes of the southwest, we'll see how the archetypal American houses were built and used. And, by drawing on period documents and insights from historians, we'll find out how the early settlers survived in their remote outposts.
FRONTIER HOMES weaves together the beauty of the lands, the construction of the houses and the lifestyles of the pioneers.