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.
LIW Spaghetti Supper, Country Store and
February 12 5:30-7:30
North Winneshiek School
3495 North Winn Rd
Portions of the proceeds will go towards the purchase of new playground equipment for the
LIW Burr Oak Park
Laura Ingalls Wilder Park and Museum
The Masters Hotel
Home of the Ingalls Family 1876 - 1877
Laura Ingall Wilder Park & Museum
3603 236th Ave.
Burr Oak, Iowa 52101