Lord is My Shepherd and Walnut Grove Humor

One of my TV show posts I did a little bit of work on it in preparation for the reblog. I hope you enjoy it.

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Normally I don’t do many posts about the Little House on the Prairie TV show, but one thing I always like to pass on about any show is where you can go to see where it was shot.  I came across a reference in a local paper to the filming of “The Lord is My Shepherd” episode. This is the one with Ernest Borgnine. In the episode Laura tries to convince God to let her change places with her dead baby brother, but he sends her angel Borgnine instead.

Prairie at McCone Sod Houses - Near Walnut Grove Prairie at McCone Sod Houses – Near Walnut Grove

According to the Modesto Bee back on Sept. 3, 1974, exteriors were shot at Donnell’s Vista overlooking Donnell’s Reservoir and near Kennedy Meadows. Here’s a link to visitor information on Tuolumne County (where both are located) today.
http://tcvb.com

Now for the humor. The article says those two locations were chosen “because both places resemble mountains…

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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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