Tuesday, February 7, 2017

On This Date in Minnesota History: February 7

February 7, 1867 - Laura Ingalls Wilder, the author of the beloved semi-autobiographical Little House series, was born near Pepin, Wis., on this date, the second daughter of Charles and Caroline Ingalls.

Her book On the Banks of Plum Creek recalls the Ingalls family move from Kansas to an area near Walnut Grove, Minn., and settling in a dugout "on the banks of Plum Creek". They lived there beginning in 1874, when Wilder was about seven years old. That year the family again moved, this time to Lake City, Minn., and then on to a preemption claim in Walnut Grove, where they lived for a time with relatives near South Troy, Minn.





Laura Ingalls Wilder1

Walnut Grove, Minn.2


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