Synopsis by Alice Day
Some of the country's most colorful scenery can be found off the beaten track, on little winding roads that thread through the back country. Unseen from freeways and major thoroughfares, they await discovery by the more adventurous, who don't mind the occasional unpaved road. Some individuals choose to live in these out-of-the-way areas, and in Spirit of America: Backroads, viewers will meet residents who build their dream homes there. Eddie Linke, who raises cattle, talks about his lifestyle on the land handed down from his grandfather.