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Laura Ingalls Wilder was raised on the American frontier. Her father Charles acquired a homestead in the American back-country that later inspired Laura to write the famous Little House on the Prairie series. Her books describe the adventures of the Ingalls and Wilder families. Laura’s descriptive accounts captivated the world, revealing the hardships and triumphs of the brave homesteaders and pioneers who helped shape America’s cultural identity.

Birth:
07 Feb 1867 1
Pepin, Wisconsin 1
Death:
10 Feb 1957 1
Mansfield, Missouri 1
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Laura and Almanzo
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The Ingalls family Seated from left: Ma (Caroline), Pa (Charles), Mary Standing from left: Carrie, Laura, Grace Image taken from Laura Ingalls Wilder Country: by William Anderson Original Source: Laura Ingalls Wilder Home Association, Mansfield, MS
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Rose Wilder
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Laura and Almanzo's home in Manfield, Missouri
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Laura around the time her books were published.

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Full Name:
Laura Elizabeth Ingalls Wilder 2
Full Name:
Laura Ingalls Wilder 1
Birth:
07 Feb 1867 1
Pepin, Wisconsin 1
female 1
Death:
10 Feb 1957 1
Mansfield, Missouri 1
Residence:
Place: Mansfield, Missouri 1
From: 1894 1
To: 1957 1
Residence:
Place: De Smet, South Dakota 1
From: 1879 1
To: 1894 1
Residence:
Place: Burr Oak, Iowa 1
From: 1876 1
To: 1878 1
Residence:
Place: Walnut Grove, Minnesota 1
From: 1874 1
To: 1876 1
Residence:
Place: Montgomery County, Kansas 1
From: 1868 1
To: 1871 1
Residence:
Place: Pepin, Wisconsin 1
From: 1865 1
To: 1868 1
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Birth:
Mother: Caroline Quiner Ingalls 1
Father: Charles Phillip Ingalls 1
Marriage:
Almanzo James Wilder 1
25 Aug 1885 1
Dakota Territory 1
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Quote:
I had no idea I was writing history 1
Occupation:
School teacher 3
Occupation:
Author 1
Books Published:
1932: Little House in the Big Woods 1
1933: Farmer Boy 1
1935: Little House on the Prairie 1
1937: On the Banks of Plum Creek 1
1939: By the Shores of Silver Lake 1
1940: 31 Dec 1969 1
1941: Little Town on the Prairie 1
1943: These Happy Golden Years 1
Children:
Rose Wilder: born December 5, 1886 1
“By the Shores of Silver Lake” published:
1939 1
“Farmer Boy” published:
1933 1
“Little House in the Big Woods” published:
1932 1
“Little House on the Prairie” published:
1935 1
“Little Town on the Prairie” published:
1941 1
“On the Banks of Plum Creek” published:
1937 1
“The Long Winter” published:
1940 1
“These Happy Golden Years” published:
1943 1

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