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Tracy Morganti • 1 year ago

Reverend Edwin H. Alden (January 14, 1836 - May 6, 1911) Reverend Alden was born in Windsor, Vermont. He was the minister of the Congregational Church in Walnut Grove, Minnesota, described in the book "On the Banks of Plum Creek". He was a home missionary, having a church in the East, involved in planting new churches, such as the one in Walnut Grove, on the western frontier. When the Ingalls family left Walnut Grove, they were convinced they would never see him again, but he unexpecte...

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The Reverend Alden--the beloved pastor/home missionary mentioned in the Little House Books.

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The little village of South Troy, Minnesota, is significant in that it was the final resting place of Laura's infant brother Charles Frederic Ingalls. In the summer of 1876, the Ingalls family was backtrailing from their home in Walnut Grove, Minnesota, to Burr Oak, Iowa, where Pa had been offered a job working at a hotel by some friends from Walnut Grove who had purchased the building. On their way, they spent the summer with Uncle Peter, Aunt Eliza, and the cousins, who were living on a ...

Nellie Owens was one of the people that Laura Ingalls Wilder based her Nellie Owens character on. It is said that Nellie was a composite of three people that Laura knew. Nellie's parents did run a mercantile in Walnut Grove, Minnesota like Laura wrote about in her books. As an adult she moved to California and then to Oregon where she met her future husband Henry Kirry and had three children. Her father and her brother are buried at the same cemetery as she is in Forest Grove, Oregon.

Inside the schoolhouse at Laura Ingalls Wilder historical site, De Smet, Minnesota

Excerpt of the Minnesota, North and South Dakota and Montana Gazetteer and Business Directory, 1880 - 1881, Vol. II showing the business directory of DeSmet, SD. Several people from Laura's books are found on the list.

Plum Creek, near Walnut Grove, MN.

Take a walk along the banks of Plum Creek in Walnut Grove, MN, home of Laura Ingalls Wilder.

Walnut Grove, MN, undated photo.