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Laura Ingalls Wilder

Laura Ingalls Wilder (1867-1957), American author. She wrote a series of historical fiction books for children based on her childhood in a pioneer family. The most well-known of her books is Little House on the Prairie.

Born Laura Ingalls near Pepin, Wisconsin, she and her family eventually ended up in De Smet, Dakota Territory, where she met Almanzo Wilder (1857-1949). They married in 1885 and had two children: Rose (1886-1968) and an unnamed boy who died soon after his birth in 1889.