In the frigid days of February, 1870, Caroline Ingalls and her family go away the familiar comforts of the Big Woods of Wisconsin and the warm bosom of her household, for a brand new life in Kansas Indian Territory. Packing what they’ll carry in their wagon, Caroline, her husband Charles, and their little girls, Mary and Laura, head west to settle in a phenomenal, unpredictable land stuffed with promise and peril.
Now, some remarkable firsts. House of David members invented the automatic pinsetter for his or her bowling alleys in 1910. They played the primary ever evening baseball game in 1930. They invented the veggie burger. They invented the sugar waffle ice cream cone. They were the first to bottle and sell mineral water in the United States. They operated the first cruise ships (on Lake Michigan). By the 1930s, its then 1,000 members owned and operated vineyards, farms, an … Read more “Exploring Laura Ingalls Wilder’s ‘Little House’ Series”