Laura Ingalls Wilder House Museum
The Laura Ingalls Wilder House in Mansfield, Missouri, also known as Rocky Ridge Farm, was the home of author Laura Ingalls Wilder from 1896 until her death in 1957. This is the home where Laura lived when she wrote the Little House on the Prairie books. Her first book was published in 1932 while also working as a newspaper columnnist. Since her death in 1957, the home has served as a museum where fans of the books come to view artifacts related to the author and her life and experience something about what life was like for this woman who grew up on the frontier and at the behest of her daughter, wrote books based on a nostalgic view of that life. The house and the nearby rock cottage that was a gift to Laura Ingalls Wilder and her husband serve as a house museum and are open for tours.
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