On the Banks of Plum Creek Setting

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Plum Creek

Plum Creek is a meandering creek that runs through the property that Laura and her family have homesteaded on. Plum Creek is a beautiful body of water, featuring a waterfall, clear pool, deep swimming hole, and shallows. Plum Creek is full of different kinds of fish, crabs, and less exciting creatures like leeches. Along the banks of Plum Creek grow willow trees, wildflowers, cattails, and wild plums. Animals like badgers live along the creek. Plum Creek can be forded in shallow areas, and crossed by a footbridge. During spring rainstorms, the creek swells and floods, and Laura almost drowns while playing near the footbridge.

The Town of Plum Creek

The Town of Plum Creek is located a few miles away from Plum Creek, and the Ingalls family homestead. The Town of Plum Creek is home to Nellie Oleson and her family, as well as numerous businesses and...

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