Cool Chicks from History
Margaret Bramer (later Mrs. Otto Hanson) in her homestead shack in South Dakota. Thousands of single women traveled west to stake their claim to a homestead in the post-Civil War period.
Laura Ingalls Wilder: An American Fixture - Little House on the Prairie
In 1942, literary agent George Bye received the final manuscript from a client he had reluctantly decided to represent twelve years earlier, an author whose first work, a memoir for adults, had left him uninspired. But she had found her voice as a children’s book writer, and Bye felt deeply moved and stirred by her... Read More »
The Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum
The Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum preserves the records of Herbert Hoover, the 31st President of the United States.
Eleck and Olena Nelson, Norwegian immigrants, and five of their six children in the early 1880s. The Nelsons were the Ingalls' closest neighbors On The Banks of Plum Creek and were invaluable in helping the Ingalls get through the tough times. When the Ingalls family moved near the Nelsons in 1874, Eleck and Olena were 28 years old and had only two very young daughters. Anna, who was 2 at the time, is the one to whom Laura was forced to give her doll, which she later found in a mud puddle.
Laura Ladocia “Docia” Ingalls Forbes (1845-1918)...
sister to Charles Ingalls aunt to Laura Ingalls Wilder (author of the Little House books) Known as Docia, she was the aunt of Laura Ingalls Wilder (Pa's sister), and appeared in several of her books, including Little House in the Big Woods and By the Shores of Silver Lake. By her first husband August Waldvogle she...