Laura Ingalls Wilder Road

I crossed off another minor Laura site off my list of places to visit this weekend. On the way to a conference near Chicago, my mother and I stopped at St. Charles, IL and tracked down Laura Ingalls Wilder Road. It’s the only road not in one of the homesite towns or part of the Laura Ingalls Wilder Historic Highway that I’ve found named after Laura. Does anyone know of any others? If you want to find it also, it’s right off LaFox Road. It’s the first road as you enter the housing development by the first entrance, near the old farmstead on the hill. Happy hunting!

Sarah

Seeking Laura Letters

The Seeking Laura Ingalls Wilder Letters project is beginning to pick up a little steam. The press release appeared in Involvement the newsletter of the Heritage Agency on Aging and I did interviews this week with both the Cedar Rapids Gazette and the Iowa City Press-Citizen that should appear in the next couple of weeks. Keep the momentum rolling, please pass the word on to someone you know today!

Sarah

New System: Introducing the Book Video

This came across one of my library listservs and it’s too funny not to share. The original is in Norwegian, so you don’t need the sound. The English closed captioning is on the top and the Norwegian closed captioning is on the bottom.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eRjVeRbhtRU

Sarah

Sorry the owner pulled this video.

Continuing Class at Senior Center

This week, despite the Long Winter like weather, I had the first session in my new class down at the Iowa City Senior Center. It’s the first time I’ve done a continuing class on Laura (3 sessions) and I think it started off real well. They’ve already invited me back to do another class during the summer, so keep your eyes out for it.

Sarah

National One-Room School Conference

The Country School Association of America http://www.countryschoolassociation.org/ is hosting its 8th annual conference. I’ve spoken at the majority of these. In the future, they hope to rotate every other year between the Midwest and another part of the country. This year’s is in New England.

Country School Association of AmericaBlackwell History of Education Museum

Learning Center, Gabel Hall

Northern Illinois University

DeKalb, IL 60115

Invites you to participate in or attend the:

7thAnnual

Country School Association Conference

June 18th-20th, 2007

Rivier College

Nashua, New Hampshire 03060

Presenting workshops relating to the preservation history, and

appreciation of one-room schools…, interpretation,

Enjoy a tour of 5 beautifully preserved one-room schoolhouses!

Visit our e-newsletter for further details:

http://csaa.typepad.com/country_school_associatio/ Or contact Conference Coordinator scfineman@aol.com <mailto:scfineman@aol.com> today!It’s a great conference.

Sarah

First Post

Welcome to My First Post. I must say that I’m inspired by the wonderful blog (The Editor’s Notebook) that Sandra Oliver keeps on http://www.foodhistorynews.com and borrowed the idea of my name from her. I hope to use this for updating information and new discoveries. I’m going to aim for updating once a week, but I have several pieces of news saved up and it will probably be a few more than that at first.

Sarah S. Uthoff