I apologize that these pictures are a little out of order, but I'm technologically challenged:) Enjoy them and keep scrolling because there are gaps I can't get rid of.
These are the cottonwood trees Pa planted, one for each of the girls, Ma included. They are huge now, since it's been 130 years from their planting. The path leads up to the little hill where the original house stood.
This is the view from the little hill...Laura would have stood here to look toward town, watching Almanzo drive up this lane to pick her up for their Sunday buggy ride. When you read THESE HAPPY GOLDEN YEARS, you'll be able to picture this very road.
Evan, Aaron, and Jonathan go to school.
Evan played the part of Willie Oleson, Jonathan was Cap Garland, and Aaron was Almanzo.
Jonathan gets to drive with the little girls who played Laura and Grace
Jonathan on a pony
Little boys on the Prairie
Ma's house at the Ingall's homesite.
The sod covered stable
The rear entrance of Ma's house...opening onto the organ room. The little window on the right is Ma and Pa's room.
Evan and Jonathan playing with 3 week old Firefly
Aaron at school "portraying" Almanzo.
This is the actual building where Carrie and Laura went to school. It's been moved from its original site and is with the other buildings at the museum.
This is a view of the inside of the school and Kristin who was my tour guide...aka Laura.
The little hill where Laura and Almanzo's shanty stood.
Laura would have seen this view from her front door.