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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...

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