~~February 7, 2015~~
Google Doodle celebrates ‘Little House’ author Laura Ingalls Wilder’s 148th birthday
TODAY Google celebrates the 148th birthday of ‘Little House on the Prairie‘ author Laura Ingalls Wilder, with a doodle on its homepage to commemorate the occasion.
Published 9:28, Sat, February 7, 2015
By JOSHUA FORD
On February 7, 1867, Laura was born in a log cabin near Pepin, Wisconsin to parents Charles and Caroline – she was one of five children which later became four after the death of her younger brother at just nine months.
Growing up, Laura and her pioneer family would continuously move from one Midwestern town to the next, moving from Wisconsin to Walnut Grove, Minnesota in 1874 – this became the setting of the Little House on the Prairie television show from 1974 – 1982, a show based on Laura Wilder’s own life.
Having moved so often, Laura and her siblings would teach themselves and each other attending local schools where and when they could.
Laura decided to become a teacher, and in 1882, passed the test to obtain her teaching certificate, she then signed on to teach 12 miles from her parents’ home at just 15.
Family friend Almanzo Wilder was often sent to pick Laura up and bring her home for weekend visits, over the course of their rides home – the two fell in love and were married on August 25, 1885 in South Dakota.
Laura later quit teaching to raise children and help Almanzo work on the firm. She gave birth to her daughter Rose the year after she and Almanzo were married, she gave birth to a son three years later in 1889, only to have him pass away tragically within a month of his birth.
Soon after this, Almanzo contracted diphtheria and was partially paralyzed, the Wilders’ home was burned to the ground in 1890.
The Wilders’ bought a 200-acre farm in 1894 in Missouri, which later became known as Rocky Ridge Farm, it was here the Wilders built a farmhouse, raised livestock, and did all of their own farm work.
The Wilder’s daughter Rose grew up to become a reporter for the San Francisco Bulletin in the 1910s, she encouraged her mother to write about her childhood.
Laura’s first attempt at her autobiography ‘Pioneer Girl‘ was rejected by publishers, however, she went on to publish Little House in the Big Woods in 1932 – a recant on her life in Pepin, Wisconsin and the memorable places she’d lived, Wilder completed the last book in the ‘Little House‘ series in 1943 at the age of 76.
Laura’s husband Almanzo died in 1949, she stayed at their home on Rocky Ridge before dying eight years later on February 10, 1957.
Following the death of her mother, Rose edited and published several posthumous works based on her mother’s diary and incomplete manuscripts.
“As it appears in …. “
~~Laura Ingalls Wilder~~
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~~Published on Feb 6, 2015~~
Google Doodle is dedicated to Laura Ingalls Wilder on February 7th of 2015. Google celebrates the 148th birthday of Laura Ingalls Wilder.
Laura Ingalls Wilder was an American writer. She is most notably as the author of the Little House series. The TV series “Little House on the Prairie” is based on her books.
Google created an awesome Google Doodle for her birthday.
More information abot Laura Wilder on http://www.lauraingallswilderhome.com/
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