Presentation on theme: "Farmer Boy By Laura Ingalls Wilder. Almanzo lived here Malone is located in the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains close to the St. Lawrence River."— Presentation transcript:
Almanzo lived here Malone is located in the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains close to the St. Lawrence River
Farmer Boy The boyhood home of Almanzo Wilder 1857-1875 Burke, near Malone, NY The Wilder Homestead was the home of James Wilder and his family, including Almanzo Wilder, born February 13, 1857. His boyhood here would become the story of Farmer Boy, the second in the series of Little House books written by his wife, Laura Ingalls Wilder
There were three barns on the Wilder farm. The Horse Barn, the Big Barn for the cattle and oxen and the South Barn with the feed-room, the hog and calf pens and the threshing floor. On the east side of the barnyard was a high board fence. The barns are being rebuilt using plans that Almanzo drew for Laura when she was writing Farmer Boy.
Eventually, Almanzo moved to South Dakota along with his brother Royal, mentioned as a storekeeper in other Little House books, and his sister Eliza Jane. Eliza Jane was both a homesteader and a schoolteacher. Laura Ingalls was one of her pupils.