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The historic site claims the most comprehensive collection of Ingalls/Wilder memorabilia, including the school tablets Laura Wilder used to write “Pioneer Girl.” Opens for the season March 1. More info: outreach.missouristate.edu/or call the number above.
Little House on the Prairie Museum in Independence, Kan., includes a reproduction one-room cabin like the one the Ingalls family lived in (1869-71), plus a well Charles Ingalls dug. Pamela Smith Hill, Wilder biographer and editor of the annotated “Pioneer Girl,” will speak at 7 p.m. Hill also teaches a free online Wilder course through Missouri State.
Until now, the unedited, written-in-pencil memoir was available only on microfilm.
Apparently motivated by the death of her big sister Mary in October 1928, Wilder wrote it in 1929-30 at her Rocky Ridge Farm in Mansfield, Mo., about 50 miles east of Springfield.
(It was the tale of Pa being surrounded by wolves on the Kansas prairie, which did end up getting published.) Wilder’s memoir is printed alongside Hill’s detailed footnotes. For instance, three notes elaborate on Wilder’s first sentence — One discusses changes later made to the opening phrase, one is a mini-biography of Charles Ingalls and one is about Indian Territory.
“It’s kind of like reading an encyclopedia on Laura Ingalls Wilder,” says Hill, whose book “Laura Ingalls Wilder: A Writer’s Life” was published by South Dakota Historical Society Press in 2007.
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Beyond that, Lane deserves credit for being the person who got the wagon wheel rolling on the “Little House” books.
Hill illuminates how Wilder, in her early 60s, went from former columnist for the Missouri Ruralist farm paper to wildly successful children’s author.
Fans probably already know much of that story, but for anyone else the annotated version is “a great way to learn almost everything there is out there in one fell swoop,” says Wendy Mc Clure, author of the 2011 memoir “The Wilder Life: My Adventures in the Lost World of ‘Little House on the Prairie.’” Hill’s introduction tries to explain the working relationship between Wilder and her author daughter, Rose Wilder Lane.
Monday in Springfield, at Missouri State University’s Meyer Alumni Center, 300 S. Her books (including “Pioneer Girl”) will be for sale.
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