Farmer Boy, Almonzo Wilder, Malone New York.

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Farmer Boy, Almonzo Wilder, Malone New York.

We all remember Little House on the Prairie from the tv show in the 70’s, but not everyone has heard of the rest of the series including Little House in the Big Woods and Farmer Boy.

It was at least 15 years ago when we packed the kids in the car for a long weekend in Pepin Wisconsin to see the site of Little house in the Big Woods, Laura Ingalls Wilder’s first book about her early days before heading for the prairie.

Now this week I find myself working in Northern New York and seeing a site that I never thought I would see, the site of another favorite book from Laura Ingalls Wilder.  This being the site were her husband Almonzo lived when he was young.

I highly recommend reading the books if you have not, and make sure your kids get a chance to fall in love with this series too.

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Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert
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Bob,

 Thanks for sharing and wow I just love that first picture! I hope you are having a wonderful day!

Apr 30, 2015 07:42 AM #1
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Thanks Bob, I wish I could be there too.  These books are still a favorite among middle grade students.  Though Farmer Boy is quite a thick book, and does intimidate some students.  They are some of my favorites to teach with  as well.

Apr 30, 2015 09:42 AM #2
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I did not know that that series was based on true life experiences

Apr 30, 2015 10:04 AM #3
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Hi Bob Crane 

Very interesting post and 'Little House on the Prarie' was my of my favorites. I really like your photos; especially the red one. I cannot remember if I read the books but I never missed a show.

Apr 30, 2015 01:35 PM #4
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Sally K. & David L. Hanson
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Capturing literary history as you travel..how much fun is that !

Apr 30, 2015 09:42 PM #5
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Joe Petrowsky
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Good morning Bob. Thank you for sharing a little history, always enjoy it, especially coming from areas I'm not familiar with.

Apr 30, 2015 11:15 PM #6
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Bob glad you had a good time Upstate NY. Discovered the site of Laura's husband home was a nice bonus.

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Lisa Friedman
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I have never read the series, however a friend just mentioned to me that he was reading and enjoying them.

May 02, 2015 09:56 AM #8
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