|The 'Little House' of Laura Ingalls Wilder in Mansfield Missouri|
Nestled in the heart of the Ozark Mountains
Some of her 'Little House' books were penned here.
|Laura Elizabeth Ingalls Wilder|
(February 7, 1867 – February 10, 1957)
|The 'Rock House' English Cottage|
Built by Rose Wilder for her Parents
Some 'little house' books were penned here.
|A young Rose Wilder with her mule|
Spookendyke. Laura and Almanzo gave
her the mule to ride to school, but Rose
reported that it was so stubborn she ended
up walking it to school most of the time.
I recently visited the Mansfield 'Little House' with some friends and captured some of the photographs featured here. While I was not permitted to take pictures of any of the interiors (houses and museum), I was free to take all the pictures I wanted outside. The interior of the houses were remarkable, as I was privileged to stand in the home and touch some of the items of this world-famous American icon. In the 1980s, film producer Michael Landon, created a movie and television series based on the memoirs of Laura Ingalls Wilder. While much of the film episodes are fiction, they are set to the historical reality of her life and times. Laura was portrayed by actress Melissa Gilbert and the episodes were narrated by her in the way Laura wrote her books. These are interesting fictional stories based on factual people and lives.
|Today's local children playing|
in Mansfield Missouri