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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)
Oleson's Mercantile was the store owned and operated by Harriet and Nels Oleson. An upstairs and side house was attached to the building that they lived in with their children Nellie and Willie; and later with adopted daughter Nancy. The mercantile was the only general merchandise store in Walnut Grove. Inventory included everything from fabrics and lanterns to children's toys and candy
Walnut Grove Church and School is one of the central locations in Walnut Grove. The school was originally taught by Eva Beadle, followed by Eliza Jane Wilder than Laura Ingalls Wilder, and finally Miss Eva Plum was the last to teach at the school. Alice Garvey and Caroline Ingalls also taught. Throughout the series, church services were taught by Robert Alden. In 1901 when the townspeople of Walnut Grove blew up the town the church was one of the very few buildings which they did not destroy.
Kevin Hagen only started acting at the age of 27 after working in Germany as a young man. At one point he considered being a lawyer but went into acting instead. His most famous role was as the empathetic Doc Baker on 'Little House.' He reprised the role in a one-man show entitled 'A Playful Dose of Prairie Wisdom.' In 2004, Hagen was diagnosed with esophageal cancer. He is now deceased.
The second youngest members of the 'Little House' cast, the Greenbush sisters first appeared on the show at the tender age of 4. Lindsay is now a single mother and, besides acting, has an interest in amateur boxing. Sidney also sustains an interest in acting but is also involved in horse competitions and sells designer jewelry on her fan site. She was initially married to a horse breeder, but he committed suicide at the age of 55, after telling Sidney he wanted a divorce.