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Related Web Sites:
Laura Ingalls Wilder, Frontier Girl

Laura Ingalls Wilder

Laura Ingalls Wilder Memorial Society


Read More About It

"Inside Laura's Little House" by Carolyn Strom Collins

"Laura Ingalls Wilder" by Carol Greene


Vocabulary:

pioneer


Interesting Fact:

At age one, Laura moved with her family from Pepin County to Missouri. The family returned to Wisconsin in 1870 and lived here until 1874 when they moved to Minnesota.


Study Questions:

  • How many times did the Ingalls family move while Laura was a child?
  • What sorts of hardships did the Ingalls family encounter during Laura's childhood?
  • On a map, locate the places where Laura Ingalls Wilder lived during her life.


    Search these newspaper databases for additional stories about Laura Ingalls Wilder:

  • Newspapers on BadgerLink
  • Wisconsin Historical Society


    U.S. historical events that occurred on February 7:

    1904: A Baltimore fire destroys more than 1,500 buildings after raging for nearly 30 hours.
    1944: The Nazi forces launch a counterattack in Anzio, Italy, during World War II.



  • February 7

    February 7, 1867: Laura Ingalls Wilder was born in Pepin County on this date. The widely-read children's author did not begin writing her "Little House" books until she was 63-years-old. Her stories tell of her life as a pioneer child. Wilder died in 1957.


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