West from Home: Letters of Laura Ingalls Wilder to Almanzo Wilder Themes

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West from Home: Letters of Laura Ingalls Wilder to Almanzo Wilder, San Francisco 1915 is a series of letters from Laura Ingalls Wilder to her husband, Almanzo "Manly" Wilder as she travels from Missouri to San Francisco in 1915 to visit their only daughter, Rose. Laura was much more of a traveler than Almanzo and therefore he elected to stay on their farm, Rocky Ridge Farm in Mansfield, Missouri, while Laura traveled. The decision to go was at the same time difficult and simple. Laura wanted to see San Francisco, Rose and the Pacific Ocean as desperately as Rose wanted her to see those things. On the other hand, leaving Almanzo to tend to the farm could prove to be a tremendous strain, both physically and financially. In the end, Rose offered to pay Laura for the potential loss of income from the Wilders' chickens while she stayed in San...

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