Laura Ingalls Wilder
Inducted - Wednesday, September 15, 1993
Sculptor: William J. Williams
Where is Laura Ingalls Wilder in the Hall of Famous Missourians?
Laura Ingalls Wilder used her childhood and adolescent experiences on the American frontier to write autobiographical novels beloved by children and adults alike. At Rocky Ridge Farm, her family home in the Ozarks near Mansfield, Missouri, she wrote the "Little House" books such as Little House in the Big Woods and Little House on the Prairie. Rocky Ridge Farm became a diversified poultry and dairy farm, with an abundant apple orchard. Wilder’s work has remained continuously in print since the books first appeared in the 1930s and was the subject of a very successful television series.