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Wayside in Montgomery County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
Little House On The Prairie
Historical Site
 
Historical Site Little House On The Prarie Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, June 1996
1. Historical Site Little House On The Prarie Marker
 
Inscription.
Famous Children's Book
by: Laura Ingalls Wilder
Kansas Home Of Charles Ingalls Family 1869-1870
Carrie Ingalls was born here Aug. 3, 1870 (Third Daughter)
Sunny Side School 1872-1946
Wayside Post Office 1874-1976

 
Erected 1984 by Little House On The Prairie, Inc.
 
Location. 37° 7.498′ N, 95° 51.738′ W. Marker is in Wayside, Kansas, in Montgomery County. Marker is on U.S. 75 near CR 3000, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. The Little House on the Prairie Historical Site is located 13 miles southwest of Independence, just off Highway 75. Marker is in this post office area: Havana KS 67347, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Richard Colbert Mason (approx. 8.3 miles away); Captain Richard C. Mason (approx. 8.3 miles away); Jappa Mason (approx. 8.3 miles away); “Walking Stick” Cannon (approx. 8.4 miles away); Caney War Memorial (approx. 8.4 miles away); Black Dog Trail Campsite (approx. 8.7 miles away); George H. Wark 1878 - 1974 (approx. 8.7 miles away); World War Memorial (approx. 8.7 miles away).
 
Regarding Little House On The Prairie.
 
Replica of Ingall's 1870 cabin at the original site Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, June 1996
2. Replica of Ingall's 1870 cabin at the original site
The sign in front of the cabin now reads:
This log cabin resembles one used as the Ingallís home in “Little House on the Prairie.”
The Osage signed the treaty selling the land to the government on Sept 10, 1870. The family home was listed as the 89th residence of Rutland Township in the 1870 US Census, and the family lived here about one year. In her book, Laura told of building the cabin, of encounters with Indians, of going to Independence for supplies, and of Dr. Tann's treating the family members for "fever'n'ague."
Dr. Tann's grave is in Mount Hope Cemetery in Independence.
 
Pioneer way of life of the Ingalls family made famous in the series of children's books written by Laura Ingalls Wilder. Historic site includes a reconstructed log cabin, an authentic one-room school from the 1870s and the original, and a turn-of-the-century post office from nearby town of Wayside.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker.
 
Also see . . .
1. Little House site. The Little House Today (Submitted on January 25, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 

2. Laura Ingalls Wilder. Author of the "Little House" Books (Submitted on January 25, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 

3. Laura Ingalls Wilder Markers. Other Laura Ingalls Wilder markers published in the Historical Markers database. (Submitted on August 9, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.) 
 
Hitching Post, at the Ingalls' Cabin Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, June 1996
3. Hitching Post, at the Ingalls' Cabin
from the home of Captain J.E. Stone
Caney, Kansas
First Sheriff of
Montgomery County 1871 to 1875
He was a witness at
Appomattox 1865
Donated by his family
 
 
School House Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, June 1996
4. School House
 
 
Inside the School House Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, June 1996
5. Inside the School House
 
 
Ingalls Travels Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, June 1996
6. Ingalls Travels
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on January 25, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 3,469 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 25, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   3. submitted on December 13, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   4, 5, 6. submitted on January 25, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
 
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