Early life[ edit ] Rose was the first child of Laura Ingalls Wilder and Almanzo Wilderand the only child of her parents to survive into adulthood. Her early years were a difficult time for her parents because of successive crop failures, illnesses, and chronic economic hardships. There, her parents would eventually establish a dairy farm and fruit orchards.
Is she the smart, strong, and resourceful fictional character of the Little House books? Or is she the more mature and somewhat worldly Laura Ingalls of Pioneer Girl?
And what about the author who launched the original Laura—Laura Ingalls Wilder? Even her editor was confused: Is there a definitive answer to this question? Here are a few indisputable facts about the historical Laura: She was born on February 7,to Charles and Caroline Ingalls.
The family may have moved briefly to Chariton County, Missouri, in the late s, but bywas living near Independence, Kansas.
They were squatters on the Osage Diminished Reserve. A plague of grasshoppers destroyed their wheat crop, sending the family east to Burr Oak, Iowa.
Charles and Caroline had a hard time making ends meet in Iowa. Their attempt to manage a hotel failed, and Charles found work at a mill. They returned to Minnesota and lived in the small town of Walnut Grove for about a year. Charles filed a homestead claim inand helped found the town of De Smet.
Laura came of age in Dakota Territory. She received her teaching certificate, taught schools near De Smet, and was courted by a young homesteader, Almanzo Wilder. They married on August 25,when Laura was eighteen. Their daughter Rose was born on December 5, Both had diphtheria and Almanzo suffered a subsequent stroke, which left him permanently disabled.
Rose also pursued a writing career and by the late s was a well-known author. She encouraged her mother to write for national audiences too. In MayLaura finished writing her first book-length work, entitled Pioneer Girl, an autobiography written for adult readers that focused on her frontier childhood and adolescence.
Laura and Rose formed an editorial collaboration, and together produced the remaining seven books published during their lifetimes.In , the Wilder family (Laura, Almanzo and Rose) moved to Missouri to what Laura dubbed Rocky Ridge Farm. This is where they finally settled down and where Laura wrote her books.
Now the Laura Ingalls Wilder Home & Historic Museum in Mansfield, Missouri, the site claims to have the most comprehensive collection of Ingalls/Wilder memorabilia. Laura Elizabeth Ingalls Wilder was an American writer known for the Little House on the Prairie series of children's books, published between and , which were based on her childhood in a settler and pioneer family.
During the s and early s, the television series Little House on the Prairie was loosely based on the Little House Children: 2, including Rose Wilder Lane. Rose Wilder Lane (December 5, – October 30, ) was an American journalist, travel writer, novelist, political theorist, and daughter of American writer Laura Ingalls Wilder.
Along with Ayn Rand and Isabel Paterson, Lane is noted as one of the founders of the American libertarian movement. Laura Ingalls Wilder was an American writer who became famous with the ‘Little House’ series of children’s novels based on the childhood memories of her life in the Midwest region of the monstermanfilm.com: Almanzo James Wilder.
The Laura Ingalls Wilder Home Association’s most important purpose is to care for Rocky Ridge Farm and all of the Wilder’s treasures.
We wish to continue Mrs. Wilder’s legacy and her contribution to children’s literature through out future generations.
Few people are unfamiliar with the Little House on the Prairie book series by Laura Ingalls Wilder. Her simple retellings of her childhood memories of life in the big woods of Wisconsin, to the prairie of the Dakota territories, to her life as a married frontier wife have captured the imaginations of generations of readers.