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De Smet, South Dakota

This was Larua Ingalls Wilder's home for several years and was the birthplace of Rose Wilder Lane.

Mansfield, Missouri

This is also known to the Wilders as the Gem City of the Ozarks and the Land of the Big Red Apple.

The Hundred-Dollar Bill

This was hidden in Laura's lap desk, and went missing for some time.

Rocky Ridge Farm

This was owned by the Wilders and includes land on a gentle slope in the Ozark Mountains.

Coxey's Army

This was a colloquial phrase used to denote large numbers of unemployed drifters who apparently were moving from the West toward Washington, D.C., to demand improved economic conditions.

Asbestos Fire Mats

Almanzo purchases a box of these and uses them to trade along the trip.

The Thermometer

This is used during the beginning of the trip, but is lost somewhere in Nebraska.

Pet, Little Pet, and Prince

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