“The consequences of dishonesty were excessively painful… If
your word were not as good as your bond, your bond was no good
and you were worthless… It is impossible to get something for
nothing.”—Rose Wilder Lane in her 1935 novel, Old Home Town.
February 7, 1867–February 10, 1957
Journalist, Author, Philosopher
December 5, 1886–October 30, 1968
LAURA INGALLS WILDER and her daughter ROSE WILDER LANE together created the “Little House” series of books which stressed personal responsibility and traditional values. Since the 1930s these books have been translated into 50 languages and read by so many children that they have a claim to being among the most popular