Colorado Experience

Room & Board

Season 6 Episode 2 | 26m 40s  | Video has closed captioning.

Dreaming of a better life, many individuals were inspired to make the harsh trek westward at the turn of the 19th century. The rise of boarding houses challenged social and cultural conventions of gender, race, and class, while providing a home away from home. Discover how the adaptable nature of boarding houses allowed for their survival, and at one time housed one third of Americans.

Aired: 10/11/18

Rating: NR

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Colorado Experience is a local public television program presented by RMPBS.