A Round Up of Articles About Burr Oak IA

IMG_0073I’m continuing with my project to create a round up post for the various homesite towns to make my posts about them easier to find. We continue on today with the best state in my TOTALLY not biased opinion, my home state of Iowa. (You’ll be able to spot me at any pageant roll call from enthusiastic response to the call for people from Iowa.)

Pa’s Flower Embroidered Suspenders
https://trundlebedtales.wordpress.com/2010/01/27/favorite-purchase

An interview with Steven Luse, the then director of the Laura Ingalls Wilder Park and Museum, about its current state and plans for the future.
https://trundlebedtales.wordpress.com/2011/04/17/steve-luse-of-burr-oak-ia

Tribute to Bob Brimacomb
https://trundlebedtales.wordpress.com/2007/08/14/a-friend-has-passed-away
https://trundlebedtales.wordpress.com/2008/06/20/tribute-to-bob-brimacomb

I found a reference on a post to the sample iternaries Burr Oak used to provide for planning your Laura trip to their area. I always thought it was a fantastic idea, so I just did some hunting and sure enough I found an archived copy. Here is their Itinerary for the 5 northern homesites for visiting Pepin WI, Burr Oak IA, Spring Valley MN, Walnut Grove MN and De Smet SD. Note this is from 2007, use it for inspiration but understand things may have changed since then.

Visitor Numbers in 2009
https://trundlebedtales.wordpress.com/2009/11/19/burr-oak-update

Trip Reports

2007 – A TV Show Visits (for now at least find the link to watch it in the post)
https://trundlebedtales.wordpress.com/2007/03/14/simple-living-tv-show

2008 – Written Report with photos
https://trundlebedtales.wordpress.com/2008/09/19/burr-oak-spring-valley-pepin

2010 – A Video Diary of my trip in 2010
https://trundlebedtales.wordpress.com/2010/07/14/laurapalooza-video-diary-day-1

2010 – Tractorcade comes to Laura country
https://trundlebedtales.wordpress.com/2010/01/15/looking-for-a-different-way

2013 – Laura Ingalls Wilder Birthday Parties
https://trundlebedtales.wordpress.com/2014/03/26/laura-ingalls-wilder-birthday-party
https://trundlebedtales.wordpress.com/2014/02/09/mentions-january-2014

Laura Days Reports

2008
https://trundlebedtales.wordpress.com/2008/07/09/burr-oak-a-play-update
https://trundlebedtales.wordpress.com/2008/06/09/tornados-severe-thunderstorms-and-flooding-oh-my

2009 Laura Days changes weekends permanently
https://trundlebedtales.wordpress.com/2008/12/30/burr-oak-laura-days-new-date
https://trundlebedtales.wordpress.com/2009/02/19/mansfield-date-changes

2011
https://trundlebedtales.wordpress.com/2011/06/23/burr-oak-iowa-this-saturday

2011 – Roving Report
https://trundlebedtales.wordpress.com/2011/07/27/roving-reporter-in-burr-oak-iowa

2011 was the year I spoke at 4 homesites in one year
https://trundlebedtales.wordpress.com/2011/05/17/4-homesites-in-one-year

2012
https://trundlebedtales.wordpress.com/2012/07/06/burr-oak-laura-days-2012

2013
https://trundlebedtales.wordpress.com/2013/06/04/june-2013-laura-ingalls-wilder-events

Previous Fundraisers

Card Shower for Burr Oak 2009
https://trundlebedtales.wordpress.com/2009/02/08/card-shower-for-burr-oak

A booksale in 2013
https://trundlebedtales.wordpress.com/2013/03/19/burr-oak-booksale/

These are still available, but starting in 2011 you could get a glass painted ball with the Masters Hotel Christmas ornament
https://trundlebedtales.wordpress.com/2012/11/28/christmas-tree-ornaments

Burr Oak Sponsored Bus Trips

Bus Trip to Malone and Points East 2007

Announcement
https://trundlebedtales.wordpress.com/2007/04/19/bus-trip-to-malone-burke-new-york

Malone Trip Part 1
https://trundlebedtales.wordpress.com/2007/10/08/trip-to-malone-part-1

Malone Trip Part 2
https://trundlebedtales.wordpress.com/2007/10/15/trip-to-malone-part-2

Malone Trip Part 3
https://trundlebedtales.wordpress.com/2007/10/24/trip-to-malone-part-3

Van Trapps
https://trundlebedtales.wordpress.com/2013/03/10/two-marias

Ordway Theater to see the Little House on the Prairie Musical 2009
https://trundlebedtales.wordpress.com/2009/07/17/burr-oak-goes-to-the-ordway

Related One More on the Way  and Similar Posts

I haven’t actually written a post about farmers stands yet for And One More on the Way, but I’m planning on it for the next conference and I’ll definitely include Annie’s Gardens as a place to stop during a Burr Oak trip.
https://trundlebedtales.wordpress.com/2013/01/23/annies-gardens-and-greens

Look for Barn Quilts in the Burr Oak area
https://trundlebedtales.wordpress.com/2010/10/30/barn-quilts
http://beyondlittlehouse.com/2012/06/30/and-one-more-barn-quilts

Cassville WI Ferry
http://beyondlittlehouse.com/2012/06/18/cassville-ferry

Decorah
http://beyondlittlehouse.com/2010/06/20/one-more-decorah-iowa

Little Brown Church
http://beyondlittlehouse.com/2012/07/09/one-more-little-brown-church

Seed Savers Exchange
https://trundlebedtales.wordpress.com/2009/10/25/seed-savers-fall-festival

Sarah S. Uthoff is the main force behind Trundlebed Tales fighting 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. Attend one of her programs, schedule one yourself, watch her videos, listen to her podcast, and find her on FacebookTwitterGoogle+,LinkedIn, and Academia.edu. She is currently acting President of the Laura Ingalls Wilder Legacy and Research Association. Professionally she is a reference librarian at Kirkwood Community College and director of the Oxford (Iowa) Public Library.

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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.

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