Category: The First Four Years

Protecting their Land: The Ingallses, the Wilders, and the Married Women’s Property Acts

Guest Blog Author: Caroline Fraser A few years ago when I was doing research in De Smet for my forthcoming biography, Prairie Fires: The American Dreams of Laura Ingalls Wilder, I was lucky enough to find in the Loftus Store

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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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The First Four Years; Chapter 4: Section 13

As the read-along creeps closer to its end, tragedy continues to plague the young family.

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The First Four Years; Chapter 4: Section 12

Our next section in the read-along… with a little weather thrown in.

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The First Four Years; Chapter 4: Section 11

And so begins A Year of Grace.

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The First Four Years; Chapter 3: Section 10

The latest installation in our read-along. Politics, farming, the gamble and luck.

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Read-along Update

An update on our read-along of The First Four Years

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The First Four Years; Chapter 3: Section 9

Chapter three and the third year begins…

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The First Four Years; Chapter 2: Section 8

And so ends the second year…

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The First Four Years; Chapter 2: Section 7

A Rose in December…

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