Every day the National Archives posts a scan of a document on their blog. This week one of them was a document dear to all Laura Ingalls Wilder fans. Dated September 12, 1884, this is the homestead proof of Almanzo James Wilder. Later in the day the National Archives also tweeted the link to the Laura Ingalls Wilder page at the Hoover Presidential Library.
Sarah S. Uthoff is the main force behind Trundlebed Tales striving to bring the History, Mystery, Magic and Imagination of Laura Ingalls Wilder and other greats of children’s literature and history to life for a new generation. Uthoff is a nationally known Laura Ingalls Wilder authority and has presented at five of the Wilder homesites, many conferences and numerous libraries, museums, and events around the Midwest. Attend one of her programs, schedule one yourself, watch her videos, listen to her podcast, and find her on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn, and Academia.edu. Professionally she is a reference librarian at Kirkwood Community College and director of the Oxford (Iowa) Public Library.