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Making Frontier House

  • Aired: 01/01/2006
  • 27:50
  • Rating: NR
Last summer, a modern-day history experiment called Frontier House took place in Montana. 21st Century Americans were moved through an imaginary time tunnel to the year 1883 to see if they could survive on their own 160-acre homestead. Experts in all areas of frontier living brought a wealth of information to bear on the project and MontanaPBS was on hand to document the process.
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