Lars Hanson was the founder of Walnut Grove, the first person people ask when they need a job or to sell their farms. He was also a town elder.He was a good friend of Charles, Dr Baker, Rev Alden, and Nels. When the Ingalls, Garveys, and Olesons return to Walnut Grove they find a ghost town. Lars is ill and tells Charles the town can't be saved. But with everyone's help it's returned it to its former glory. Lars died months later happy. Played by Karl Swenson (23 Jul 1908 – 08 Oct 1978)
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Dr Hiram Baker is the doctor who served Walnut Grove. His office was in the same building as the post office. When the town went bankrupt many people moved to Winoka, he stayed behind to take care of Lars Hanson. Lars heath failed and Walnut Grove fell into despair. When the people came back they helped Dr Baker restore the town back to its former glory, Lars managed to see Walnut Grove thriving again before he died. Played by Kevin Hagen (April 3, 1928 – July 9, 2005)
Rev Robert Alden is the Minister at the Walnut Grove Church Throughout the series run, Alden is shown as a loving, caring man who faithfully ministers to Walnut Grove Township. He has a particularly close relationship with the Ingalls family, and is also shown to be good friends with Doc Baker and Nels Oleson.. .Played by Robert William "Dabbs" Greer (April 2, 1917 – April 28, 2007)
Another from my collection. Many of my friends have met Bill Anderson.