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Laura Ingalls Wilder Was Born
February 7, 1867

Imagine living in a pioneer log cabin in Wisconsin, on the prairie in Indian territory, or in a sod dugout by a creek in Minnesota (a shelter built into the ground of a hillside). Laura Ingalls Wilder lived in all these places. She also endured many hardships: blizzards that cut off food supplies, a plague of grasshoppers, the death of her one little brother. These were typical experiences in frontier life. But, as she shows in Little House on the Prairie, Pa and Ma always managed to create a happy, secure home for Laura and her three sisters. Do you know what happened to Laura Ingalls Wilder?
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