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Laura Ingells Wilder

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Transcript of Laura Ingells Wilder

Early Years
Education
While growing up, Laura's Mom, Caroline, would teach them lessons at home, but lessons did not just include math, reading and writing. She also taught them important life lessons such as cooking, sewing, and caring for children. During the summer, they would walk 12 miles to go to the nearest school house for more lessons, but only if the weather was good!
Professional Career
Laura Ingalls began teaching while just a young teenager at the age of 15. She wanted others to know what it was like growing up during the Pioneer days.






Family History
Laura's family was very special to her.






She was one of 4 children. She had an older sister named Mary, and two younger sisters named Carrie and Grace. She also had a baby brother, but he soon past away after being born.

Laura's family, was also very precious to her. Her husband, Almanzo was a family friend who attended church and many other gatherings with the family often. They soon decided to get married after many long months of courtship.

Laura and Almanzo, had their first child Rose in 1886 and then had a baby boy, who soon past away after being born.
She was well known for her beloved stories of the "Wild West", known as "The Little House On The Prairie."
Laura Ingalls Wilder
She was born on February 7, 1867 near Pepin, Wisconsin.

Her family moved several times while growing up, but Wisconsin was always home.

Laura Ingalls past away at the age of 90, on February 10, 1957.


Significant Accomplishments
Laura Ingalls has been a great inspiration and influence to people and young children all over the world because of her books about her life during the pioneer times.
Amazing Facts
Laura Ingalls had many life changing accomplishments throughout her childhood and adulthood!

She was the first woman to pass her teaching test in 1882.
She married Almanzo on August 25, 1885.
She and Almanzo had their first child in 1886.
Their first home was burned down in 1890.
She taught in South Dakota for three years.
Most of her books were written from her childhood and life experiences.



Laura Ingalls Wilder has had a greater impact on children and adults, because of her passion for learning and teaching. She has brought her childhood to life through her books!
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