What a great blog about Laura Ingalls Wilder. Thanks to Random Bits of Trial & Error.

Random Bits of Trial and Error

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When I discovered the home of the renowned author, Laura Ingalls Wilder, was within driving distance to where we were staying in Branson, it was immediately on my priority list of things to do.  The Little House on the Prairie television series was a huge part of my childhood, and it sparked a burning desire to read all of the books penned by Mrs. Wilder.  Her beloved stories are still among my overall favorite and cherished books.  She lived through and documented a rich part of early American history and the migration West.  Her long travel journey from one adventure to another in search of a better life had a nomadic appeal–and (in my mind) her covered wagon pilgrimage had similarities to today’s RV travel and wandering lifestyle.

While the television series was wildly popular from 1974 to 1982 with Melissa Gilbert portraying Laura, Ms. Gilbert was only acting and…

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