Historical Reality Shows

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The Cowboys from Texas Ranch House, a great bunch of guys!

These are a valuable resource to authors and other storytellers, because the history books won’t tell you what it’s like to actually live it.  If you’re writing a Time Travel set in the Old West, for example, you pop over to YouTube or your local library and you watch Frontier House, which is set in 1883 Montana is about homesteading.  Or, you watch Texas Ranch House which is set in the 1860s.  I’ll talk more about Historical Reality Shows later.  I love them all, but I do have my favorites.  Texas Ranch House is not one of them, but it is still extremely valuable to writers.  So, check it out.  http://www.pbs.org/wnet/ranchhouse/

 

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