Synopsis by Sally Barber
The six-part documentary series Entrepreneurs: An American Adventure captures the bold spirit of the men and women who embraced the American dream to shape this nation's economic course and quality of life. Interviews, dramatizations, vintage newsreel footage, and historic photographs relate the dynamic stories of America's most successful industrial and economic pioneers. Part two, Entrepreneurs: An American Adventure - The Land and Its People, recounts the success of the developers of the nation's natural resources. Learn the stories of inventor of the wheat reaper Cyrus McCormick; ecological conservationist and father of the forestry management movement Frederick Weyerhaeuser; oil industry pioneer John D. Rockefeller; meat refrigeration creator Gustavus Swift; the first food franchiser Harland "The Colonel" Sanders; Celestial Seasonings king Mo Siegel; and the creator of the frozen potato industry, Jack Simplot.
business, ecology, marketing, natural-resources, entrepreneur