Such has been the popularity of the Little House books that everywhere the Ingalls family lived museums and memorials have sprung up. From the tall trees of the big woods of Wisconsin, to the Indian territory of Kansas, to the Plum Creek of Walnut Grove, Minn., to the prairie life of DeSmet, S.D., to the final settling place in the Ozarks of Missouri, reminders and mementos of Laura Ingalls Wilder have been lovingly tended and preserved, among them Laura's writing desk, Pa's fiddle, the family Bible, Laura's rocking chair. At some sites, log cabins and other buildings have been reconstructed to help portray pioneer life.
For information about the Little House sites, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to these locations:- Laura Ingalls Wilder Memorial Society, P.O. Box 269, Pepin, WI 54759.
- Little House on the Prairie, P.O. Box 110, Independence, KN 67301.
- Laura Ingalls Wilder Museum, P.O. Box 58, Walnut Grove, MN 56180.
- Laura Ingalls Wilder Park and Museum, P.O. Box 354, Burr Oak, IA 52131.
- Laura Ingalls Wilder Memorial Society, P.O. Box 344, DeSmet, SD 57231.
- Laura Ingalls Wilder Home and Museum, Route 1, Box 24, Mansfield, MO 65704.
- Almanzo and Laura Ingalls Wilder Association, P.O. Box 238, Malone, NY 12953.