Laura Ingalls Wilder was not just a character portrayed by actress Melissa Gilbert, but she was actually a pioneer woman along with the rest of her family in the Midwest during the late 1800's. Her family moved around from Wisconsin to Kansas to Minnesota. Check out more on the story of Laura Ingalls Wilder in the video above!

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What Laura Ingalls Wilder looked like in real life 

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Michael Landon and Melissa Gilbert in the series "Little House on the Prairie"