Author: Sarah Uthoff

WiFi at the Conference

If you’re are coming to the LauraPalooza conference the South Dakota Student Union, where almost everything will be held, has a unique system for getting on their wireless system. In the student union: 1. Select “SDSU Guest” wireless server from

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And One More on the Way: Owatanna MN

As part of our conference countdown, I’m doing a series of postings of possible places you might want to add to your Wilder conference trip. Some will be Laura related, others are just kind of neat tourist spots. Enjoy! Owatanna,

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What Should I Wear?

When I’m coming into a new situation one of my first questions is “What should I wear?” LauraPalooza is a mix of academic conference and Laura Ingalls Wilder fan meet-up so you might be even more confused about what to

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And One More on the Way: 2015 Kickoff

One of the most popular blog series ever on this site were the “And One More on the Way” series in 2010 and 2015. The posts in this series looked at places you might want to add as a stop

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Are You Ready for the Silent Auction?

The second Silent Auction of Laura Ingalls Wilder-related items will be taking place at LauraPalooza 2015. Here’s all you need to know in order to donate—or bid for your own treasures.

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Did the screen flash by too fast?

When I registered the final screen showing what I selected and the total owed flashed by awfully fast. You should have gotten an e-mail with all the information of what exactly you registered for and you may want to take

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Single Day Registration for LauraPalooza 2015 Now Open

If you’ve been holding off on registering for the conference because you can’t come the full time – Good News! The option of registering by the day (Thursday or Friday) is now open on the site. They’ve been added to

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Laura Homesites Open for the Season 2015

The Laura Ingalls Wilder Season has officially gotten underway again. If you plan a Laura trip before they open, make sure you call ahead. The homesite museums that are not fully open, may or may not be able to accommodate

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Laura Ingalls Wilder Events Around the Country 2015

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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Christmas in Walnut Grove

by Laura McLemore One of the charming elements of Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Little House series is the inclusion of at least one Christmas chapter in each of her books.  To me Christmas is a unifying theme that ties the books

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