On The Way Home: The Diary of a Trip from South Dakota to Mansfield, Missouri, in 1894 by Laura Ingalls WilderOn The Way Home: The Diary of a Trip from South Dakota to Mansfield, Missouri, in 1894 by Laura Ingalls Wilder

On The Way Home: The Diary of a Trip from South Dakota to Mansfield, Missouri, in 1894

byLaura Ingalls Wilder

Paperback | October 20, 1976

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A detailed diary from the author of the beloved Little House series, chronicling her journey with her family from South Dakota to Missouri.

In 1894, Laura Ingalls Wilder, her husband, Almanzo, and their daughter, Rose, packed their belongings into their covered wagon and set out on a journey from De Smet, South Dakota, to Mansfield, Missouri. They heard that the soil there was rich and the crops were bountiful—it was even called "the Land of the Big Red Apple." With hopes of beginning a new life, the Wilders made their way to the Ozarks of Missouri.

During their journey, Laura kept a detailed diary of events: the cities they passed through, the travelers they encountered on the way, the changing countryside and the trials of an often difficult voyage. Laura's words, preserved in this book, are a fascinating account of life and travel at the turn of the twentieth century, and reveal Laura’s inner thoughts as she traveled with her family in search of a new home in Mansfield, where Laura would write her Little House books.

Laura Ingalls Wilder was born in 1867 in the log cabin described in Little House in the Big Woods. She and her family traveled by covered wagon across the Midwest. Later, Laura and her husband, Almanzo Wilder, made their own covered-wagon trip with their daughter, Rose, to Mansfield, Missouri. There, believing in the importance of know...
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Title:On The Way Home: The Diary of a Trip from South Dakota to Mansfield, Missouri, in 1894Format:PaperbackDimensions:128 pages, 7.62 × 5.12 × 0.26 inPublished:October 20, 1976Publisher:HarperCollins

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0064400808

ISBN - 13:9780064400800

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from On the Way Home The older Laura books are not as good as the younger Laura books, but they are still good.
Date published: 2017-10-31

From Our Editors

Rose Wilder Lane, daughter of Laura and Almanzo Wilder, adds her own remembrances of the remarkable journey from South Dakota to Missouri that her mother recorded in a journal from the day the family began their travels. Illustrated with photos.