West from Home: Letters of Laura Ingalls Wilder to Almanzo Wilder Short Essay - Answer Key

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Short Essay Questions Key

1. What was the first letter written by Laura to and about?

The first letter in this book written by Laura was to Manly. The letter was started sixty miles away in Springfield, Missouri at the home of Laura's friend Mabel. Springfield was the first stop on Laura's journey. She talked about her visit to an eye doctor and asked about the well being of the family dog.

2. What was Laura told she would need while she was in Springfield, and what did she do about this?

While in Springfield, Laura had her eyes examined and was told that she would need to get glasses. However, the glasses would not be finished for the trip and Laura would have to make do or pick up an inexpensive pair of readers until she got back.

3. What did Laura talk about in the letter she wrote while in Kansas City?

In the letter written from Kansas City, Laura wrote about a German man who was very kind to her.

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