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Laura Elizabeth Ingalls Wilder

Born February 7, 1867(1867-02-07)
near Pepin, Wisconsin
Died February 10, 1957 (aged 90)
Mansfield, Missouri
Occupation Novelist
Nationality American
Writing period 19321940s
Genres Autobiography
Subjects Midwestern & Western
Notable work(s) Little House on the Prairie

Laura Ingalls Wilder (February 7, 1867February 10, 1957) was an American author, who wrote Little House series of children's books based on her childhood in a pioneer family. Her best-known book is Little House on the Prairie. Laura Ingalls Newark Advocate, Newark, Ohio, August 14, 1930 Laura Ingalls (1901-1967) was a female pilot of the 1930s. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... is the 38th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1867 (MDCCCLXVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Sunday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... Pepin is a village located in Pepin County, Wisconsin. ... is the 41st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1957 (MCMLVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1957 Gregorian calendar). ... Mansfield is a city located in Wright County, Missouri. ... This article is about work. ... In English usage, nationality is the legal relationship between a person and a country. ... Year 1932 (MCMXXXII) was a leap year starting on Friday (the link will display full 1932 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The 1940s decade ran from 1940 to 1949. ... A literary genre is one of the divisions of literature into genres according to particular criteria such as literary technique, tone, or content. ... Cover of the first English edition of 1793 of Benjamin Franklins autobiography. ... This article is about the Midwestern region in the United States. ... Regional definitions vary from source to source. ... Little House on the Prairie is a childrens book by Laura Ingalls Wilder that was published in 1935. ... Rose Wilder Lane Rose Wilder Lane (December 5, 1886, De Smet, Dakota Territory – October 30, 1968, Danbury, Connecticut) was an American journalist, travel writer, novelist, and political theorist. ... is the 38th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1867 (MDCCCLXVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Sunday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... is the 41st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1957 (MCMLVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1957 Gregorian calendar). ... For other uses, see Author (disambiguation). ... The Little House series was written by Laura Ingalls Wilder and based on decades-old memories of her childhood in the Midwest region of the United States during the late 19th century. ... A family of Russian settlers in the Caucasus region, ca. ... Little House on the Prairie is a childrens book by Laura Ingalls Wilder that was published in 1935. ...

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Early life and marriage

Laura Elizabeth Ingalls was born near the village of Pepin, Wisconsin, in what was then known as the "Big Woods" of Wisconsin. Her real birth site is commemorated by a period log cabin, the Little House Wayside. She was born to parents Charles Phillip Ingalls and Caroline Lake (Quiner) Ingalls. Charles' paternal grandmother was Margaret Delano, of the famed Delano family, and was a descendant of Mayflower passenger Richard Warren. Laura was the second of their five children: Mary Amelia, who later in her life became blind because of a stroke which is written in Laura's unpublished memoir Pioneer Girl, although many people think the cause was Scarlet Fever.; Caroline Celestia, whom they called Carrie; Charles Frederick, who died at nine months old, and Grace Pearl. Pepin is a village located in Pepin County, Wisconsin. ... For other uses, see Log cabin (disambiguation). ... The Little House Wayside is a three acre wayside located seven miles northwest of Pepin, Wisconsin and approximately one mile southeast of Lund, on the plot where Laura Ingalls Wilder was born in 1867. ... Charles Ingalls with his wife Caroline Ingalls Charles Phillip Ingalls was the father of Laura Ingalls Wilder, known for her Little House on the Prairie series of books. ... Caroline Ingalls with her husband Charles Ingalls Caroline Lake Ingalls, née Quiner was the mother of Laura Ingalls Wilder of Little House on the Prairie fame. ... The Delano family in America was founded by Philippe Delano (de Lannoy), a 19-year-old Pilgrim of probable Flemish descent, who arrived at Plymouth, Massachusetts on November 9, 1621 on the ship Fortune. ... For other uses, see Mayflower (disambiguation). ... Richard Warren, among 10 passengers in the landing party, when the Mayflower arrived at Cape Cod, November 11, 1620 On November 21, 1620, Richard Warren cosigned the Mayflower Compact, covenant of equal laws for the Colony Richard Warren (c. ... Mary Amelia Ingalls (January 10, 1865–October 20, 1928) was born near the town of Pepin, Wisconsin. ... Carrie Ingalls Caroline Celestia Carrie Ingalls Swanzey (August 3, 1870–June 2, 1946) was the third child of Charles and Caroline Ingalls, and was born in Montgomery County, Kansas. ... Grace Pearl Ingalls Dow was born in Burr Oak, Iowa on May 23, 1877 as the fifth child of Caroline and Charles Ingalls. ...


When Laura was still very young, her father settled on land not yet open for homesteading in what was then known as Indian Territory. After less than two years living near Independence, Kansas, the family returned to the Big Woods. Before long, her father's restless spirit led them on various moves to a preemption claim in Walnut Grove, Minnesota, living with relatives near South Troy, Minnesota, and helping to run a hotel in Burr Oak, Iowa. The family eventually established a homestead claim near De Smet, Dakota Territory, where in the spring of 1879 Charles Ingalls accepted a railroad job. After staying the winter of 1879–1880 in the Surveyor's house, the Ingalls family watched the town of DeSmet rise up from the prairie in 1880. The following winter, 1880–1881, became known as one of the most severe winters on record in the Dakotas, which Laura later described in her book, The Long Winter. Once the family was settled in DeSmet, Laura attended school, made many friends, and met homesteader Almanzo Wilder (1857–1949). This time in her life is well documented in the Little House Books. Many fans tend to mistakenly accept the material in the books as completely factual, forgetting they are really fictional autobiography. Pioneer Girl, Laura's unpublished original autobiographical manuscript shows the subtle differences between reality and fiction when compared to the published books. Like many writers, she sometimes compressed characters, changed names, and juxtaposed incidents in the interest of better story telling. Indian Territory in 1836 Indian Country redirects here. ... Independence is a city in Montgomery County, Kansas, United States. ... Walnut Grove is a city located in Redwood County, Minnesota. ... South Troy, Minnesota is a small unincorporated community in Minnesota in Wabasha County in Zumbro Township, Minnesota. ... Burr Oak, Iowa is a small village in Winneshiek County in Iowa, very close to the Minnesota state line. ... De Smet is the seat of Kingsbury County, South Dakota, United States. ... Dakota Territory was the name of the northernmost part of the Louisiana Purchase of the United States. ... Almanzo James Wilder (February 13, 1857 - October 23, 1949) was the husband of Laura Ingalls Wilder and father of Rose Wilder Lane, both noted authors. ... The Little House Little House is a group of young men from Washington, NC. Often known as simply LH, their influence in the community is more than exemplary. ...


At the age of 15, Laura accepted her first teaching session, teaching three terms in one-room schools when not attending school herself in DeSmet. Laura later admitted that she did not particularly enjoy teaching, but felt the responsibility from a young age to help her family financially, and wage earning opportunities for females were limited. Laura stopped teaching when she married Almanzo on August 25, 1885. Almanzo had achieved a degree of prosperity on his homestead claim, due to favorable weather in the early 1880s, and the couple's prospects seemed bright. She joined Almanzo in a new home on his tree claim north of DeSmet and agreed to help him make the claim succeed. On December 5, 1886, she gave birth to Rose Wilder (1886–1968) and later, an unnamed son, who died soon after birth in 1889. is the 237th day of the year (238th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1885 (MDCCCLXXXV) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Tuesday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... is the 339th day of the year (340th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1886 (MDCCCLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Wednesday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... Rose Wilder Lane Rose Wilder Lane (December 5, 1886, De Smet, Dakota Territory – October 30, 1968, Danbury, Connecticut) was an American journalist, travel writer, novelist, and political theorist. ...


The first few years of marriage held many trials. Complications from a life-threatening bout of diphtheria left Almanzo partially paralyzed. While he eventually regained nearly full use of his legs, he needed a cane to walk for the remainder of his life. This setback, among many others, began a series of disastrous events that included the death of their unnamed newborn son, the destruction of their home and barn by fire, and several years of severe drought that left them in debt, physically ill, and unable to earn a living from their 320 acres (1.3 km²) of prairie land. The tales of their trials farming can be found in The First Four Years, a manuscript that was discovered after Rose Wilder Lane's death. It was published in 1971, and detailed the hard-fought first four years of marriage on the Dakota prairies. Paralysed redirects here. ... Fields outside Benambra, Victoria, Australia suffering from drought conditions A drought is an extended period of months or years when a region notes a deficiency in its water supply. ...


In about 1890, the Wilders left South Dakota and spent about a year resting at Almanzo's parents' prosperous Minnesota farm, before moving briefly to Westville, Florida. They sought Florida's climate to improve Almanzo's health, but Laura, who was used to living on the dry plains, wilted in the heat and southern humidity. In 1892, they soon returned to DeSmet and bought a small house (although later accounts by Rose mistakenly indicated it was rented). The Wilders received special permission to start precocious Rose in school early and took jobs (Almanzo as a day laborer, Laura as a seamstress at a dressmaker's shop) to save enough money to once again start a farm. Official language(s) English Demonym South Dakotan Capital Pierre Largest city Sioux Falls Area  Ranked 17th in the US  - Total 77,116[1] sq mi (199,905 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 380 miles (610 km)  - % water 1. ... Capital Saint Paul Largest city Minneapolis Largest metro area Minneapolis-St. ... Westville is a town located in Holmes County, Florida. ...

Rocky Ridge Farm
Rocky Ridge Farm

In 1894, the hard-pressed young couple moved a final time to Mansfield, Missouri, using their savings to make a partial down payment on a piece of undeveloped property just outside of town. They named the place Rocky Ridge Farm. What began as about 40 acres (0.2 km²) of thickly-wooded stone-covered hillside with a windowless log cabin, over the next twenty years evolved into a 200-acre (0.8 km²), relatively prosperous poultry, dairy, and fruit farm. The ramshackle log cabin was eventually replaced with an impressive and unique ten-room farmhouse and outbuildings. Image File history File links RockyRidgeFarm. ... Image File history File links RockyRidgeFarm. ... Mansfield is a city located in Wright County, Missouri. ... For other uses, see Log cabin (disambiguation). ...


The couple's climb to financial security was a slow process. Initially, the only income the farm produced was from wagonloads of firewood Almanzo sold for fifty cents in town, the result of the backbreaking work of clearing the trees and stones from land that slowly evolved into fertile fields and pastures. The apple trees would not begin to bear fruit for seven years. Barely able to eke out a more than a subsistence living on the new farm, the Wilders decided to move into nearby Mansfield in the late 1890s and rent a small house. Almanzo found work as an oil salesman and general delivery man, while Laura took in boarders and served meals to local railroad workers. Any spare time was spent improving the farm and planning for a better future.


Almanzo's parents visited around this time, and presented to Laura and Almanzo, as a gift, the deed to the house they had been renting in Mansfield. This was the economic jumpstart they needed, and they eventually sold the house in town and were able to move back to the farm permanently, using the proceeds to complete Rocky Ridge Farmhouse and expand their acreage.


Diversification

Laura and Almanzo Wilder, 1885
Laura and Almanzo Wilder, 1885

By 1910, Rocky Ridge Farm was established to the point where Laura and Almanzo returned there to focus their efforts on increasing the farm's productivity and output. The impressive 10 room farmhouse completed in 1912 stands as a testament to their labors and determination to carve a comfortable and attractive home from the land. Having learned a hard lesson from focusing solely on wheat farming in South Dakota, the Wilders' Rocky Ridge Farm became a diversified poultry and dairy farm, as well as boasting an abundant apple orchard. Laura, always active in various clubs and an advocate for several regional farm associations, was recognized as an authority in poultry farming and rural living, which led to invitations to speak to groups around the region. Following Rose's developing writing career also inspired her to do some writing of her own. An invitation to submit an article to the Missouri Ruralist in 1911 led to a permanent position as a columnist and editor with that publication — a position she held until the mid-1920s. She also took a paid position with a Farm Loan Association, dispensing small loans to local farmers from her office in the farmhouse. Her column in the Ruralist, "As a Farm Woman Thinks", introduced Mrs. A.J. Wilder to a loyal audience of rural Ozarkians, who enjoyed her regular columns, which ranged in topic from home and family, World War I and other world events, to the fascinating world travels of her daughter and her own thoughts on the increasing options being offered to women during this era. While the Wilders were never wealthy until the "Little House" series of books began to achieve popularity, the farming operation and Laura's income from writing and the Farm Loan Association provided a stable enough living for the Wilders to finally place themselves in Mansfield middle-class society. Laura's fellow clubwomen were mostly the wives of business owners, doctors and lawyers, and her club activities took up much of the time that Rose was encouraging her to use to develop a writing career for national magazines, as Rose had done. Laura seemed unable or unwilling to make the leap from writing for the Missouri Ruralist to these higher-paying national markets. The few articles she was able to sell to national magazines were heavily edited by Rose and placed solely through Rose's established publishing connections. Ozark redirects here. ... “The Great War ” redirects here. ...


Retirement

For much of the 1920s and 1930s, between long stints living abroad (including in her beloved adopted country of Albania), Rose lived with Laura and Almanzo at Rocky Ridge Farm. As her free-lance writing career flourished, Rose successfully invested in the booming stock market. Her newfound financial freedom led her to increasingly assume responsibility for her aging parents' support, as well as providing for the college educations of several young people she "adopted" both in Albania and Mansfield. Rose also took over the farmhouse her parents had built and had a beautiful, modern stone cottage constructed for them as a gift. However, when Rose left the farm for good a few years later, Laura and Almanzo, homesick for the house they had built with their own hands, moved back to it, and finished their lives there. By the late 1920s, Laura and Almanzo had scaled back the farming operation considerably and Laura had resigned from her positions with the Missouri Ruralist and the Farm Loan Association. Hired help was installed in the caretaker's house Rose had built on the property, to take care of the remaining farm work that Almanzo, now in his 70s, could no longer easily manage. A comfortable and worry-free retirement seemed possible for Laura and Almanzo until the Stock Market Crash of 1929 wiped out the family's investments (Laura and Almanzo still owned the 200 acres (0.8 km²) farm, but they had invested most of their hard-won savings with Rose's broker). Rose was faced with the grim prospect of selling enough of her writing in a depressed market to maintain the financial responsibilities she had assumed. Laura and Almanzo became dependent on Rose as their primary source of support. A stock market or (equity market) is a private or public market for the trading of company stock and derivatives of company stock at an agreed price; both of these are securities listed on a stock exchange as well as those only traded privately. ... The 1929 stock market crash devastated economies worldwide The Wall Street Crash refers to the stock market crash that occurred on October 29, 1929, when share prices on the New York Stock Exchange collapsed, leading eventually to the Great Depression. ...


In 1930, Laura asked her daughter's opinion about a biographical manuscript she had written about her pioneering childhood. The Great Depression, coupled with the death of her mother in 1924 and her sister Mary in 1928, seem to have prompted her to preserve her memories in a "life story" called "Pioneer Girl". She had also renewed her interest in writing in the hope of generating some income for herself and Almanzo. For other uses, see The Great Depression (disambiguation). ...


Book series collaboration

Controversy surrounds Rose's exact role in what became her mother's famous "Little House" series of books. Some argue that Laura was an "untutored genius," relying on her daughter mainly for some early encouragement and her connections with publishers and literary agents. Others contend that Rose basically took each of her mother's unpolished rough drafts in hand and completely (and silently) transformed them into the series of books we know today. The truth most likely lies somewhere between these two positions — Laura's writing career as a rural journalist and credible essayist began more than two decades before the "Little House" series, and Rose's formidable skills as an editor and ghostwriter are well-documented. For other uses, see Ghostwriter (disambiguation). ...


The existing evidence (including ongoing correspondence between the women concerning the development of the series, Rose's extensive personal diaries and Laura's first person draft manuscripts) tends to reveal an ongoing joint collaboration. The conclusion can be drawn that Laura's strengths as a compelling storyteller and Rose's considerable skills in dramatic pacing and literary structure contributed to an occasionally tense, but fruitful, collaboration between two talented and headstrong women. In fact, the collaboration seems to have worked both ways: two of Rose's most successful novels, Let the Hurricane Roar (1932) and Free Land (1938), were written at the same time as the "Little House" series and basically re-told Ingalls and Wilder family tales in an adult format. The collaboration also brought the two writers at Rocky Ridge Farm the money they needed to recoup the loss of their investments in the stock market. Simply stated: If Laura had not written the books, they would not exist — Rose had no interest in writing what she called "juveniles". But had Rose not edited the books, they might well have never been accepted for publication, nor become as famous as they are. Since the initial publication of "Little House in the Big Woods" in 1931, the books have been continually in print, and remain in print today around the world, and have been translated into 40 different languages. Little House in the Big Woods is a childrens book by Laura Ingalls Wilder and was published in 1933. ... Year 1931 (MCMXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1931 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Whatever the collaboration personally represented to Laura and Rose was never publicly discussed, however. Laura's first — and smallest — royalty check from Harper was for $500 — the equivalent of $7,300 in 2007 dollars. By the mid-1930s the royalties from the "Little House" books brought a steady and increasingly substantial income to the Wilders for the first time in their 50 years of marriage. Various honors, huge amounts of fan mail and other accolades were granted to Laura Ingalls Wilder, the author of the "Little House" series. Also, the novels and short stories of Rose Wilder Lane during the 1930s represented her creative and literary peak. Her name received top billing on the magazine covers where her fiction and articles appeared. The Saturday Evening Post paid her $30,000 (approximately $400,000 in 2007 dollars) to serialize her best-selling novel Free Land, while Let the Hurricane Roar saw an increasing and steady sale, augmented by a radio dramatization starring Helen Hayes, and it has steadily remained in print even today as Young Pioneers. Rose Wilder Lane Rose Wilder Lane (December 5, 1886, De Smet, Dakota Territory – October 30, 1968, Danbury, Connecticut) was an American journalist, travel writer, novelist, and political theorist. ... There have been many publications called the Saturday Evening Post; several were/are local British newspapers. ... Helen Hayes (October 10, 1900 – March 17, 1993) was a two-time Academy Award-winning American actress whose successful and award-winning career spanned almost 70 years. ...


Celebrated author

Rose left Rocky Ridge Farm in the late 1930s, eventually establishing homes in Harlingen, Texas, and Danbury, Connecticut. She eventually ceased fiction writing and spent the remainder of her life writing about and promoting her philosophies of personal freedom and liberty. She became one of the more influential American libertarians of the middle 20th century. Harlingen is a city in Cameron County in the heart of the Rio Grande Valley of south Texas, United States. ... Nickname: Located in Fairfield County, Connecticut Coordinates: , NECTA Region Incorporated (town) 1702 Incorporated (city) 1889 Consolidated 1965 Government  - Type Mayor-council  - Mayor Mark D. Boughton (R) Area  - City 114. ... This article is about the political philosophy based on private property rights. ...


During these years, Laura and Almanzo were frequently alone at Rocky Ridge Farm. Most of the surrounding area (including the property with the stone cottage Rose had built for them) had been sold off, but they still kept some farm animals, and tended their flower beds and vegetable gardens. Almost daily, carloads of fans would stop by, eager to meet "Laura" of the Little House Books. They lived independently and without financial worries until Almanzo's death in 1949, at the age of 92. Laura was grieved but determined to remain independent and stay on the farm, despite Rose's requests to come and live with her permanently in Connecticut. For the next eight years, Laura lived alone, looked after by a circle of neighbors and friends who found it hard to believe their very own "Mrs. Wilder" was a world-famous author. She was a familiar figure in Mansfield, being brought into town regularly by her driver to do her errands, attend church or visit friends. Laura continued an active correspondence with her editors, many fans and friends during these years.


Throughout the 1950s, Rose usually came back to Missouri to spend the winter with Laura. Once, Laura returned to Connecticut for a visit to Rose's home, traveling by airplane. In the fall of 1956, Rose came to Mansfield for Thanksgiving, and found her 89 year old mother severely ill from undiagnosed diabetes and a weakening heart. Several weeks in the hospital seemed to improve the situation somewhat, and Laura was able to return home on the day after Christmas. But she was very old and very ill, and she declined rapidly after that point. Laura had an extremely competitive spirit going all the way back to the schoolyard as a child, and she had remarked to many people that she wanted to live to be 90, "because Almanzo had." She succeeded. On February 10, 1957, just three days after her 90th birthday, Laura Ingalls Wilder died in her sleep in her Mansfield farmhouse. is the 41st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1957 (MCMLVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1957 Gregorian calendar). ...


Rose left Mansfield permanently shortly after her mother's death, but was instrumental in donating Rocky Ridge Farmhouse and most of the contents to the Laura Ingalls Wilder–Rose Wilder Lane Home Association. The rustic farmhouse and the nearby stone cottage (repurchased by the Association) continue to receive thousands of annual visitors, and carry a National Historic Landmark designation. This article or section needs additional references or sources to improve its verifiability. ...


Rose inherited ownership of the "Little House" literary estate for her lifetime only, all rights reverting to the Mansfield library after her death, according to her mother's will. After her death in 1968, Rose's heir Roger MacBride gained control of the copyrights. MacBride was Lane's informally-adopted grandson, as well as her business agent, attorney and heir. All of MacBride's actions carried Rose's apparent approval. In fact, at Rose's request, the copyrights to each of the "Little House" Books (as well as those of Lane's own literary works) had been renewed in MacBride's name as the original copyrights expired during the decade between Laura's and Rose's deaths. A literary executor is a person with decision-making power in respect of the literary estate of an author who has died. ... Roger Lea MacBride (6 August 1929 - 5 March 1995) was a U.S. lawyer, political figure, and television producer. ...


Controversy did not come until after MacBride's death in 1995, when the Laura Ingalls Wilder Branch of the Wright County Library (which Laura helped found) in Mansfield, Missouri, decided it was worth trying to recover the rights. The ensuing court case was settled in an undisclosed manner, but MacBride's heirs retained the rights. The library received enough to start work on a new building. Wright County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ...


The popularity of the "Little House" series of books has grown phenomenally over the years, spawning a multimillion-dollar franchise of mass merchandising, additional spinoff book series (some written by MacBride and his daughter) and the long-running television show, starring Michael Landon. Laura Ingalls Wilder has been portrayed by Melissa Gilbert (1974-1984), Meredith Monroe (1997, 1998) and Kyle Chavarria (2005) in television series. The Little House series was written by Laura Ingalls Wilder and based on decades-old memories of her childhood in the Midwest region of the United States during the late 19th century. ... Michael Landon (October 31, 1936 - July 1, 1991) was an American actor, writer, director, and producer, who starred in three popular NBC TV series that spanned three decades. ... Melissa Ellen Gilbert (born May 8, 1964) is an American actress, writer and producer, primarily in movies and television. ... Meredith Leigh Monroe (born December 30, 1969) is an American actress best-known for her role as Andie McPhee on Dawsons Creek from 1998 to 2000. ... Kyle Chavarria (born January 26, 1995) is an American actress. ...


Laura once said the reason she wrote her books in the first place was to preserve the stories of her childhood for today's children, to help them to understand how much America had changed during her lifetime.


Laura was honored on the Missouri Walk of Fame in 2006. Reverend David Ingalls, an Ingalls cousin, accepted the star which is located on the walk of fame in Marshfield, Missouri.


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Museums and home sites

Further information: Historic sites and museums

Little House on the Prairie is a childrens book by Laura Ingalls Wilder that was published in 1935. ...

External links

  • Laura Ingalls Wilder, Frontier Girl
  • De Smet, South Dakota: The Little Town on the Prairie
  • Mansfield, Missouri: Laura Ingalls Wilder Historic Home
  • Independence, Kansas: The Little House on the Prairie
  • Walnut Grove, Minnesota: Laura Ingalls Wilder Museum
  • Burr Oak, Iowa: Wilder Museum
  • Malone, New York: Almanzo Wilder Farm
  • Bibliography and transcriptions of most of Laura's Missouri Ruralist articles
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NAME Wilder, Laura Ingalls
ALTERNATIVE NAMES Wilder, Laura Elizabeth Ingalls
SHORT DESCRIPTION American novelist
DATE OF BIRTH February 7, 1867
PLACE OF BIRTH near Pepin, Wisconsin
DATE OF DEATH February 10, 1957
PLACE OF DEATH Mansfield, Missouri
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Laura Ingalls Wilder - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (2966 words)
Laura Ingalls Wilder was born in Pepin, Wisconsin to parents Charles Phillip and Caroline Lake (Quiner) Ingalls, the second of their five children (Mary, who later became blind, Laura, Caroline, whom they called Carrie, Freddy, who died at a year old, and Grace).
Laura, always active in various clubs and an advocate for several regional farm associations, was recognized as an authority in poultry farming and rural living, which led to invitations to speak to groups around the region.
Laura's fellow clubwomen were mostly the wives of business owners, doctors and lawyers, and her club activities took up much of the time that Rose was encouraging her to use to develop a writing career for national magazines, as Rose had done.
Laura Ingalls Wilder - definition of Laura Ingalls Wilder in Encyclopedia (1965 words)
Laura, always active in various clubs and regional farm associations, was recognized as an authority in poultry farming and rural living, which led to invitations to speak to groups around the region.
Laura's fellow clubwomen were mostly the wives of business owners, doctors and lawyers, and her activities took up much of the time that Rose was encouraging her to use to develop a writing career for national mangazines, as Rose was doing.
Laura once said the reason she wrote her autobiograpy in the first place was to preserve the stories of her childhood for today's children, to help them to understand how much America had changed during her lifetime.
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