I’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
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.
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
2007 – A TV Show Visits (for now at least find the link to watch it in the post)
2008 – Written Report with photos
2010 – A Video Diary of my trip in 2010
2010 – Tractorcade comes to Laura country
2013 – Laura Ingalls Wilder Birthday Parties
Laura Days Reports
2009 Laura Days changes weekends permanently
2011 – Roving Report
2011 was the year I spoke at 4 homesites in one year
Card Shower for Burr Oak 2009
A booksale in 2013
These are still available, but starting in 2011 you could get a glass painted ball with the Masters Hotel Christmas ornament
Burr Oak Sponsored Bus Trips
Bus Trip to Malone and Points East 2007
Malone Trip Part 1
Malone Trip Part 2
Malone Trip Part 3
Ordway Theater to see the Little House on the Prairie Musical 2009
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.
Look for Barn Quilts in the Burr Oak area
Cassville WI Ferry
Little Brown Church
Seed Savers Exchange
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 Facebook, Twitter, Google+,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.