Charles Ingalls is the husband of Caroline Ingalls and the father of Mary, Laura, Carrie, Charles Jr. and Grace; as well as the adoptive father of Albert Quinn, and James and Cassandra Cooper. He is also the patriarch of the Ingalls family. Charles' parents are Laura Colby and Lansford Ingalls. He has two siblings Peter and Polly Ingalls.
Charles grew up in Wisconsin and remained there with his family until it became too populated and it was starting to grow scarce of food. Caroline, Charles and their children left the big woods and went to Kansas. After many hardships they settled for a while but later were ordered to leave by the government because they lived on Indian territory. The Ingalls family then settled in Plum Creek of Walnut Grove, Minnesota. Read On...
David Rose (June 15, 1910 - August 23, 1990) was a London-born musician and composer who wrote the music for Little House on the Prairie, Highway to Heaven, Father Murphy, and Bonanza. In addition, Rose was musical director for The Red Skelton Show during its 21-year run on the CBS and NBC networks.
Although David Rose was born in London, he was raised in Chicago, Illinois. Rose was married three times: first to actress Martha Raye, then to actress and singer Judy Garland in 1941; they divorced in 1945. His third wife was Betty Bartholomew; they were married until his death. Read On...Walnut Grove was a small town in Minnesota that was founded by Lars Hanson in 1840. It is where Oleson's Mercantile, the post office, the church and school, the feed and seed warehouse and Hanson's mill were located among others. The Oleson family lived directly in Walnut Grove while the Ingalls family lived in Plum Creek, and the Edwards and later the Garveys lived near there as well. Harriet and Nels Oleson also built Nellie a restaurant in Walnut Grove.
Because of it's generally friendly people and "small town charm", Walnut Grove had many passerbys; some of which took advantage of it's friendly folk such as the Galender brothers. The town did become a ghost town except for Doctor Baker and Lars Hanson when the Ingalls, Olesons and Garveys left to live in Winoka for a time.Read On...
The Ingalls family moves from Kansas to Minnesota and settles in a dugout "on the banks of Plum Creek" as in the book's title. Pa trades his horses Pet and Patty to the property owner (a man named Hanson) for the land and crops, but later he gets two new ones at Christmas time, which Laura and her sister Mary name Sam and David. Pa soon builds a fine, new house made of boards, which the family moves into. The house is near a town called Walnut Grove. During this story, Laura and Mary go to school for the first time where they meet their teacher, Miss Eva Beadle. They also meet the mean and snobby Nellie Oleson who makes fun of them for being "country girls". Read On...
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