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Prairie Girl Laura

  • LaTonne Millican Erlanson

    Thanks for sharing the history and pictures of the family of Laura Ingalls Wilder. I read the series back in the '80s and loved it. My Laura Elizabeth was actually named for Laura Ingalls.@

Another view of the cottonwoods planted by Charles Ingalls.

Published by Rose Wilder Lane, the daughter of Laura and Almanzo Wilder, On the Way Home contains Laura's journal from the family's move to Missouri.

George A. Tann Literary Figure. The Black homeopath who treated the Ingalls family for malaria. He was featured as "Dr. Tan" in the book "Little House on the Prairie" by Laura Ingalls Wilder.

Legacy of Laura Ingalls Wilder lives on in De Smet, South Dakota

"What are days of auld lang syne, Pa?" "They are the days of a long time ago, Laura," Pa said. "Go to sleep, now." But Laura lay awake a little while, listening to Pa's fiddle softly playing and to the lonely sound of the wind in the Big Woods. She looked at Pa sitting on the bench by the hearth, the firelight gleaming on the honey-brown fiddle. She looked at Ma, gently rocking and knitting

Barnyard of Rocky Ridge Farm during the time the Wilders lived there.

Rose Wilder Lane while traveling in Europe

The Masters Hotel in Burr Oak, Iowa. This is where the Ingalls family lived at the time Pa was in charge of running the hotel

Graves of Mary Ingalls, Caroline (Carrie) Ingalls Swanzey, and Grace Ingalls Dow - De Smet, SD

The study at Rocky Ridge Farm in which Laura used to write her Little House books

Rose Wilder Lane - Daughter of Laura and Almanzo Wilder

Grace Ingalls Dow and husband Nathan on their wedding day

Grace Ingalls Dow and husband Nathan in South Dakota