Category: Almanzo Wilder

Lessons from Laura

Mansfield, Missouri, held its annual Little Laura/Little Farmer Boy contest this past weekend. I asked my seven-year-old niece if she wanted to wear her prairie dress and participate in the contest. “No,” she answered without hesitation. “I want to be

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From Spring Valley, Minn.

The Man of the Place and I went camping in Forestville Mystery Cave State Park, Minnesota, this weekend. This gorgeous area, full of rolling farmland and clear trout streams, offers a bounty of natural resources. It’s no wonder, then, that

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Happy Anniversary!

Today we celebrate the 124th wedding anniversary of Almanzo and Laura Ingalls Wilder. In honor of the day, let’s share what we love best about the romance or relationship between the two (this can be either during their courtship or

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Little House Traveler

Re-reading Little House Traveler this weekend, I was struck by two particular things: 1. Despite the fact that she presumably had a decent income by the time she made her trip back to South Dakota with Almanzo, Laura was compelled

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Boys like Laura, too, don't they?

The Little House books…they’re not just for girls!

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Notes on a Mini-LauraPalooza

Beyond Little House connects with Laura and is inspired – LauraPalooza 2010!

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Where History is Preserved…

Plan a visit to this lesser known homesite!

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On Horses and Oysters

Almanzo as “The Oyster” explained…

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Lazy, Lousy Reprise

Eliza Jane…revisited.

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Manly Visits the Dentist

I have always loved Almanzo Wilder, he always seemed to be the most realistic true to life character in the Little House series. One of my favorite stories about Manly is from an article written by William Anderson for the

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