Near Lund in Pepin County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Little House Wayside
Writing about herself and her life here, Laura Ingalls Wilder thus began "Little House in the Big Woods," the first of her famous "Little House" books.
Laura was born here on February 7, 1867. Late in 1868 or in the spring of 1869, the Ingalls family left Wisconsin and traveled by covered wagon to Kansas. They found Kansas to be Indian country, so shortly after Carrie was born in August of 1870, Charles Ingalls brought his family back to the little house near Pepin. In 1871 Mary and Laura enrolled in the Barry Corner School near here. They sold this farm in 1873 and moved to Minnesota.
Laura Ingalls Wilder is loved, both for her delightful writing style and for her good homespun philosophy. Reflecting on her rugged frontier youth, she said "It has been many years since I beat eggs with a fork or cleaned a kerosene lamp. Many things have changed since then, but the truths we learned from our parents and the principles they taught us are always true. They can never change."
The Laura Ingalls Wilder Memorial Society, Inc. of Pepin, Wisconsin, organized in 1974, is proud to provide "Little House Wayside" as a memorial to this great lady and beloved author.
Location. 44° 31.609′ N, 92° 11.417′ W. Marker is near Lund, Wisconsin, in Pepin County. Marker is on County Highway CC one mile south of County Highway SS, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at a wayside. Marker is at or near this postal address: N3238 County Highway CC, Stockholm WI 54769, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Swedish Methodist Church (approx. 2½ miles away); Site of Fort St. Antoine (approx. 4.6 miles away); Maiden Rock (approx. 5.2 miles away); Laura Ingalls Wilder (approx. 6.1 miles away); Anchor from the "Phil Scheckel" (approx. 6.1 miles away); The First Settler (approx. 6.4 miles away in Minnesota); Lake Pepin's Shell Game / In Search of Summer (approx. 6½ miles away in Minnesota); The Sea Wing Disaster (approx. 6½ miles away in Minnesota).
Also see . . .
1. Pepin, Wisconsin home of Laura Ingalls Wilder. (Submitted on August 1, 2009.)
2. Little House Wayside. Wikipedia entry. (Submitted on August 1, 2009.)
3. Laura Ingalls Wilder Markers. Other Laura Ingalls Wilder markers published in the Historical Markers database. (Submitted on August 1, 2009.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 1, 2009, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 2,348 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on August 1, 2009, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.