Contributor biographical information for On the way home : the diary of a trip from South Dakota to Mansfield, Missouri, in 1894 / by Laura Ingalls Wilder ; with a setting by Rose Wilder Lane.


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Laura Ingalls Wilder was born in 1867 in the log cabin described in Little House in the Big Woods. She and her family traveled by covered wagon across the Midwest. Later, Laura and her husband, Almanzo Wilder, made their own covered-wagon trip with their daughter, Rose, to Mansfield, Missouri. There, believing in the importance of knowing where you began in order to appreciate how far you've come, Laura wrote about her childhood growing up on the American frontier. For millions of readers Laura lives on forever as the little pioneer girl in the beloved Little House books.


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Missouri River Valley -- Description and travel -- Juvenile literature.
Frontier and pioneer life -- Missouri River Valley -- Juvenile literature.
Wilder, Laura Ingalls, -- 1867-1957 -- Diaries -- Juvenile literature.
Missouri River Valley -- Description and travel.
Frontier and pioneer life.