Homestead Images on Quarter

You can still find the Homestead on a quarter.

Sarah's Notebook

50 State Quarters

Do you remember a few years ago the U.S. Mint released a series of quarters, with a unique design for each one of the states? It became a craze, raising awareness of coin collecting and the mint and in general. My great-aunt collected a complete set from both the Denver and Philadelphia mints for each grandchild. (A sample of those of interest to Laura Ingalls Wilder fans were Vermont gathering maple syrup, the Braille on the Alabama Helen Keller design, and the Iowa one-room school.) IMG_0079

America the Beautiful Quarters

Buoyed by the success of the program the U.S. Mint launched others including the Westward Journey Nickels, the Lincoln Pennies, the Presidential Dollars, and the Native American Dollars. None of these has seemed to catch the same fire in the public’s imagination. The one they had the most hope for was…

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Sarah Uthoff - Trundlebed Tales

Sarah S. Uthoff is a nationally known Laura Ingalls Wilder authority and has presented at five of the Wilder homesites, many times at the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum, many conferences and numerous libraries, museums, and events around the Midwest. She 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. How can you help? Attend one of her programs, schedule one yourself, watch her videos, listen to her podcast, look at her photos, and find her on Facebook , Twitter , Google+, LinkedIn , SlideShare, and Academia.edu . Professionally she is a reference librarian at Kirkwood Community College and former director of the Oxford (Iowa) Public Library.

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