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Happy Endings…

What is your favorite happy ending?

Posted in By The Shores of Silver Lake, Farmer Boy, Little House in the Big Woods, Little House on the Prairie, Little Town on the Prairie, On the Banks of Plum Creek, The First Four Years, The Long Winter, These Happy Golden Years

40th Anniversary of De Smet Pageant

Learn more about the 40th Anniversary celebration of the De Smet pageant this year.

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Posted in By The Shores of Silver Lake, De Smet -- General, Events, Homesites, Museums and Attractions, Little House Travel, Walnut Grove

The Long Winter, Chapter 11: Pa Goes to Volga

Pa rolls the old chariot along, and Mr. Edwards slips Mary a cool twenty.

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The Dark Side of Little House

When I think of the Little House series, I think about contentment, family, and happy times. Cozy dinners, lively music, loving hugs … it’s all part of the overall mood, isn’t it? Then there’s By the Shores of Silver Lake.

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Shepherdess = Home

Whew. That’s me breathing a sigh of relief. Perhaps you haven’t noticed my absence, but I’m going to apologize anyway for being away from the blog. First, I spent a month in a family RV park. Unfortunately, the promised wireless

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The Prairie is a Dangerous Place

What image comes to your mind when you hear the word prairie? I wonder if sometimes we have a tendency to romanticize our view, choosing to remember Laura’ s vivid descriptions of that large empty flat land with the enormous

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The Truth About Silver Lake

We really need to have a talk about Silver Lake. You see, just this week I’ve read comments concerning it on two different blogs of recent visitors to De Smet. One states that she is going to visit “Silver Lake (which,

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Little House Grammar

Ma, her serene calmness and grammar.

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Letters from Laura

I will be submitting more letters written by Laura Ingalls Wilder and her daughter, Rose Wilder Lane, to Beyond Little House in the next few weeks. It is a real treat reading these letters from the Rose Wilder Lane papers at

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