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PhotographHave you ever wondered what life was really like for pioneers living in the American West during the late 19th century? How did they fare without the modern conveniences we take for granted? Could a modern-day family handle a pioneer family's lifestyle? Join us as we try to answer some of these questions.

Find out how THE FRONTIER HOUSE became a PBS series. more ...

  More than 5,000 families across the country applied. Take a look at what some of them mailed in. more ...

    Missed a few weeks of FRONTIER HOUSE action? Browse the monthly archive. more ...

    Meet the producers of the series. more ...

    Meet the experts and historians who worked on recreating the 1880s. more ...

    Meet the Web team, the TV team, and others who helped out. more ...


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