Laura Ingalls Wilder Events Around the Country 2016

For a long time I debated if I could possibly keep a list of Laura Ingalls Wilder events around the country up to date. I finally decided that current information is probably best posted on a month by month basis

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Annual Christmas Shopping Guide 2015

We’re running a little late this year, but there’s still time to get that perfect gift for your Laura fan under the tree before Christmas. Whether you are looking for the perfect present for the Laura Ingalls Wilder fan in

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Laura Ingalls Wilder Season Ends 2015

 October usually is about the end of the main Laura Ingalls Wilder season for the year. If you plan a Laura trip during or after October, make sure you call ahead. They may or may not be able to accommodate

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Smile Laura is on Amazon

Amazon Smile Amazon has created a program where if you go in through Amazon smile instead of straight a small percentage of every purchase (taken off Amazon’s share – the price you pay won’t increase) and donate it to your

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Burr Oak Laura Days 2015 Festival Recap

One of the quieter Laura events, Burr Oak’s Laura Days is definitely worth the trip. Try to get there in the morning to see their parade. It tends to have all the normal small town “Days” events (minus the beer

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One More on the Way: Fast Food

I had one more One More on the Way posts ready to go, so I decided to go ahead and share it. This will be the last of this year’s series, but I think I will work on more of

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It Takes All Kinds of People to Make a Conference

It takes all kinds of people to make a conference. LauraPalooza 2015 had a lot of help.

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LauraPalooza 2015 Evaluation

We hope you have enjoyed your time in Brookings! The conference committee wants to make sure your LauraPalooza experience is always the best it can be. Please fill out our evaluation and tell us how we did. Fill out the evaluation here. Please

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Medical Issues at the Conference

Hopefully no one will need to know this information, but after an unfortunate allergic reaction at a conference I attended a couple of years ago I wanted to be sure that everyone knew the basic medical information. The campus does

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Manchester, SD: Connected to Laura, Wiped off the Map

“Where is the claim?” Pa inquired. “It is some little distance north of Manchester,” said Ma. Manchester was a new little town, west of De Smet. –These Happy Golden Years Manchester, South Dakota, was a neighbor to De Smet, established in

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