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

Paperback | October 20, 1976

byLaura Ingalls Wilder

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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, reveal her inner thoughts as she traveled with her family in search of a new home in Mansfield, where Rose would spend her childhood, where Laura would write her Little House books, and where she and Almanzo would remain all the rest of their happy days together.

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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.

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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 hop...

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Format: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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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.