A Happy Home

Today in History, February 7: 1867 –

“Pa and Ma always managed to create a happy, secure home wherever they lived–whether in the little log cabin in the woods near Lake Pepin, Wisconsin, on the prairie near the Verdigris River in Indian Territory, the sod dugout by Plum Creek in Minnesota, the surveyor’s house on Silver Lake, the homestead shanty on the claim, or in Pa’s house in the brand-new town of De Smet in Dakota Territory.”

Laura Ingalls-Wilder is born in Wisconsin. Her children’s books would bring the frontier prairie home to millions.