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Laura Ingalls Wilder (February 7, 1867 – February 10, 1957) gained fame with autobiographical writing about growing up as an American pioneer in her Little House series of books for young readers. Born in a log cabin on the edge of an area called “Big Woods” in Pepin, Wisconsin, she lived the life that she eventually described in her classic books.
The Ingalls family traveled by covered wagon through Kansas and Minnesota in a covered wagon with all that they owned, until finally settling in De Smet, Dakota Territory. The family loved the the open spaces of the prairie, farming, and raising animals.
The Ingalls moved around a lot, and though it wasn’t an easy life, it gave Laura a rich trove of memories and experiences to draw upon when she began writing many years later. Though Laura wasn’t conventionally educated, she managed to get her teaching certificate at the age of fifteen. Read More→