Laura Ingalls Wilder Park and Museum
In 1876, when Laura was nine years old, the Ingalls family left Walnut Grove, Minnesota, after suffering through two years of grasshopper plagues. They traveled to Burr Oak, Iowa, to help manage the Masters Hotel, owned by their friend, William Steadman, also from Walnut Grove. Burr Oak is often referred to as “The Missing Link” in the Little House book series.
The Masters Hotel is the only childhood home of Laura Ingalls Wilder that remains on its original site. It is registered on the National Register of Historical Places.
The Masters Hotel
Home of the Ingalls Family 1876 - 1877
October 10, 2015
Fall Fest & Used Book Sale
Where: Advent Church at the gate of the Burr Oak Cemetery
2577 237th Av. Burr Oak, IA
Events: Bake sale, pumpkin decorating, scavenger hunt, children's games, chili lunch
Laura Ingall Wilder Park & Museum
3603 236th Ave.
Burr Oak, Iowa 52101