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Jul 6, 2015 - The crown jewel of the Laura tour

First, we accidentally discover the Ozark River National Park. Second of all, anything nnames Ozark Mountain anything, I am scared. However, this is a beautiful park which needs more exploring, but that ius next time, because it is on to the biggest gem of the while tour, could be? Here we are at the final home of Laura and almanzo...pronounced al MAN zo, hence the moniker MANLY, I suppose. It is amazing how intat this home is and that it is packed with artifacts. Perhaps because the daughter Rose only died in the 70s, but this house is...

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Sep 30, 2008 - To a really small town

We arrived in Mansfield, MO late in the afternoon. As was the case on several other stops we didn't know where we would we stay. We assumed that there would be some sort of motel or hotel in the area. We were wrong! Mansfield is a really small town with one or maybe two stop lights. As you enter the town you pass a Tasty Freeze (think small Dairy Queen) which we smiled at as we passed. Little did we know this was almost the only place to eat - period. We drove on through the town and to the Wilder farm where Laura and her husband spent the...

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May 22, 2007 - Mansfield , Missouri

We toured Laura Ingall Wilder's house and museum with book store. This house is the house that she wrote all her books , like THe Little House on The Praire. Laura and her husband Almanzo lived in the wood frame house that was built from materials from the farm. ( Rocky Ridge Farm ) She died in 1957 and the home is now preserved as a memorial museum . We made it to Joplin , Missouri for the night at a K.O.A. They had a nice pool to cool off after a very nice day of travel and a look at Laura Ingall museum. Stormy and I got to visit some...

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