West From Home Author:Laura Ingalls Wilder Laura Ingalls Wilder went to San Francisco in 1915 to visit her married daughter, Rose Wilder Lane. Many years had passed since Laura traveled through the Midwest as a child by covered wagon, and now she made the long trip from Missouri to California by train. — It was the perfect time to go--San Francisco was celebrating the opening of the Pana... more »ma Canal with a great world's fair.
Since Almanzo could not leave the farm, Laura wrote her husband long letters to share with him the excitement and wonders of her trip. Her letters are filled with her descriptions of the country she saw, the people she met, and most of all the beauty of San Francisco and the Panama-Pacific International Exposition.
Laura's letters, discovered after her death, reveal the active curiosity and warm personality of the woman who was letter to write the classic "Little House" books for children, based on her girlhood on the frontier in the late 19th century. Readers who already know her "Little House" books will welcome this further visit with Laura and her family. Those reading her for the first time will be fascinated by her special view of San Francisco and life in 1915.« less