Chip Taylor Communications

Subject: History

Rocky Mountain Legacy Series (cc)

The Rocky Mountains are a symbol of America's strength; a tremendous and broad mountain range filled with peaks and valleys - and history. Using the Rockies as its backdrop, this series of documentaries presents us with incredible stories that come out of America's westward expansion, including histories of characters, Click for more

Home on the Prairie (cc)

Home on the Prairie (cc)

The Homestead Act of 1862 opened the vast region of grassland between the Missouri River on the East and the Rocky Mountains on the West. This nearly treeless region of the country was one of the last vestiges of the frontier. To the untrained eye of frontiersmen, gold seekers, and settlers, this truly was the Great American Desert, so named by Major Stephen Long during the Long's Expedition in the early 1800s, and nearly non-inhabitable. Yet, towards the end of the century, folks discovered the Prairie; partly because of the promises of the promoters and partly for the chance the prairie offered land-starved families of the east. So folks came to the prairie and built a home. Sure it was hard, and many left. Many stayed however, to become the grandfathers and grandmothers of folks calling the Prairie home today. This is the story of those who came and for generations have called the prairies of Kansas, Nebraska, Wyoming, Colorado home. These descendants of homesteaders share the stories of hardship, sorrow, love and laughter, noting that the prairies have added to their individual heritage; making them strong and proud of their roots in the process. 01/08DE/CC Closed-Captioned IJSCA 60 min.

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