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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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Posted in Holidays, Homesites, Museums and Attractions, On the Banks of Plum Creek

Richard Fisher Donates Part of Artifact Collection to Homesites

Ohio’s Richard Fisher, who began collecting artifacts mentioned in the Little House books in the 1970s, generously donated a portion of his collection to Laura’s homesites across the country this year.

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Posted in Burr Oak, De Smet -- LIWMS, Homesites, Museums and Attractions, Independence, Little House on the Prairie, LIW-Related Items, Malone, Mansfield, On the Banks of Plum Creek, Spring Valley, The First Four Years, Walnut Grove

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

Please pass the parched corn…

Add a “Little House” tradition to your Thanksgiving celebration!

Posted in Cooking, Holidays, On the Banks of Plum Creek, Playing Laura

Ask the Experts: Where Is This "Naughty" Quote From?

Who said “sooner or later something dreadful happens” about being naughty?

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Posted in Administrivia, Ask the Experts, Caroline Quiner Ingalls (Ma), On the Banks of Plum Creek

This just in … The Walnut Grove Itinerary

The itinerary for the Walnut Grove Field Trip is up and ready!

Posted in Dean Butler's Legacy Documentaries, LauraPalooza 2010: Legacies, Little House Travel, On the Banks of Plum Creek, Playing Laura, Walnut Grove

Locusts Attack Australia

Have you ever wondered what it was like in Walnut Grove after the grasshoppers fell for the shimmering cloud? Well, you can take a look at a modern day attack. It’s the worst invasion of grasshoppers in Australia in 30

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Posted in On the Banks of Plum Creek, Uncategorized

Fun in Mankato and Walnut Grove

Oh, I’m so excited. We’ve got some details to add about the Walnut Grove field trip and activities in Mankato this summer during LauraPalooza. First, two Walnut Grove natives, Denise Tietz and Catherine DeBates, are public relations students in my

Posted in Events, LauraPalooza 2010: Legacies, On the Banks of Plum Creek

Wading in Plum Creek

The experience of wading in Plum Creek, how to do it and what it’s like.

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Posted in Homesites, Museums and Attractions, Little House Travel, On the Banks of Plum Creek, Playing Laura, Walnut Grove

Pondering Snowdrifts …

We still get the same snow that Laura got…we just have better ways to dig out!

Posted in Laura's Legacy, On the Banks of Plum Creek

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