Traditional American dance tune.
Hard, silvery, brilliant, internal layer of several kinds of shells, particularly oysters.
Sounds like beating drums!
De Smet, D.T., 1883-1885.
4th President of the U.S.
The railroad comes to Dakota.
1868 Harry Clifton song.
Kingsbury County farmer.
Conical mass of ice, formed by water freezing as it flows downward.
A warm covering for receiving the hands.
Traditional Irish fiddle tune.
A romantic figure…
Walnut Grove farming family, originally from Canada.
Person who stops the train.
A semi-nomadic finch, Spiza americana.
Game played on a board of 64 squares.
Where the milk is before milking.
Early De Smet grocer.
Short bobbing feather used for hat decoration.
Narrow passageway, distinct from public street.
Let’s have some pie!
Small aquatic bird.
January 12, 1888, blizzard.
Laura’s best friend in De Smet
…and his first Christmas tree!
Cornmeal and water, cooked.
Used to remove foam when boiling maple sap.
The Ingalls family moved here in 1879.
Isaac Watts hymn.
A little store on wheels.
Painting at Rev. Brown’s.
1871 novel by Mary Jane Holmes.
The Perry School was on his homestead.
one seven seven ought
A small, pointed piece of wood, used in fastening.
Cruciferous plant grown for root and greens.
Farming struggles in Minnesota.
Silk or blend fabric with short shag surface.
Pastinaca edulis, a white, spindle-shaped root vegetable.
Large handkerchief with white pattern on red or blue background.
Place for a china shepherdess.
One who makes wheels and carriages.
Hand-made shelf edging.
common soil worm
Song from Lalla Rookh.
Round vessel or cask made of wooden staves.
One who ousts another from their land.
Classmate of Laura Ingalls in De Smet.
“Mamabess is growing fat.”
Rock wall enclosure.
official property ownership document
Improvised grease lamp.
Their houses predict winter weather.
Fictional Bill O’Dowd.
Tebbutt’s Great Comet of 1881.
1844 Virginia Minstrels song.
Enclosure of posts or sticks.
Carrie recited it.
1848 Jesse Hutchinson, Jr. song.
Collection of works by Written by Alfred, Lord Tennyson,...
Woven cloth bug barrier.
War hatchet used by American Indians.
“100 feet deep & tapering off for 1/4 mile”
1847 Epes Sargent poem put to music.
Singing school song from The Conqueror.
Wm. Rogers’ “Crown” silverplate.
E.P. LeSuer of Canby, Minnesota.
Bent at a right angle.
Snow plowed into a field.
Dried sauce good on biscuits.
Did Eliza Jane sell fruit to these soldiers?
1876 hymn, Beulah Land.
The act of forming a written piece.
How Rose became a great actress.
Rise! Come forward!
From Independent Fifth Reader.
Parlor game in which players try to remain silent.
Heat makes it burst & it’s tasty.
Mrs. Phillip Aubrey Lawrence
Deep orange-red gemstone.
Spice-preserved fruit decoration.
Leavening agents used in baking.
He was MARRIED, people!!
1760s Augustus Toplady hymn.
Walnut Grove acquaintance of the Ingallses’ in the 1870s....
A lash tied to a handle.
Line of hay raked together.
Officer and President of the Chicago & NorthWestern Railway Company.
1799 Robert Burns songs, favorite of Mary Ingalls.
Area eroded by wind & water.
Crude building paper used for covering.
Dwelling built into the earth.
Knowledge and fancy preserved in writing.
The Man of the Place
Attorney and land agent in De Smet.
Thin, narrow board for fastening or joining.
1878 Glover & Carpenter song.
Applied to sores to help them heal.
1884 song by Bingham & Malloy.
Early homesteader north of Manchester D.T. Laura Ingalls stayed with them during the spring of 1883.
Walnut Grove Congregational minister and missionary in Dakota.
Lubricant for wagon wheels and other machinery.
Early undertaker and owner of the first furniture store in De Smet.
International temperance fraternal organization.
A carpenter’s instrument for boring holes, chiefly in...
Traditional American folk song.
The big one between the lakes.
A wasting disease, pulmonary tuberculosis.
Curved metal tool for fastening shoes.
Quit crying, Howard.
1850s Harry Clifton song.
Hymn #22, Pure Gold for Sunday School.
1789 Philip Phile march.
A kind of un-fermented bread, formed into flat cakes, and baked.
Circa 1862 song by J.P.H.
Frame worn on the neck for lifting or drawing.
Hartville, Mo. study club.
English folk song.
Please do not plagiarize.
Town in Brown Co., MN.
Weekly story paper, published 1855-1898.
Village in Redwood County, Minnesota
1863 song by Union soldiers.
De Smet hotel keeper.
hair across the forehead
Way down upon the Swanee River!
Blue-and-white tableware with Chinese story paintings.
David and Molly Beaton.
that wicked word
Elevated flat land; a plateau.
1860s Burke / Malone NY.
Proprietor of the Exchange Hotel in De Smet, 1880-1882.
Older sister and playmate of Almanzo Wilder. She lived 1853-1892.
Serial killers in 1870s Kansas.
Bitter purifying medicine.
Weekly instructional magazine for children, first published in 1827.
Fictionalized compiler of ancient nursery rhymes.
Family of first depot agent in De Smet.
Antilocapra cervicapra of North America.
Pepin Twp., Pepin Co. Wisconsin
Railroad boss and his brother-in-law.
Sunlight separated into colored bands at sunset.
Straightens fibers by combing.
Statistical registration of members of a country.
Bright spots on either side of the sun.
Jointed acrobat toy.
Hymn #85, Pure Gold for the Sunday Schools
Quilt block pattern.
Metal shoe protector.
1889 song by Michael Nolan.
4840 square yards of land.
1883 Henry Wellge drawing of De Smet
Grab to open a door.
Affixed lighting fixture.
He could not learn his letters!
Hymn Number 150 in Pure Gold for Sunday Schools.
Laura and Almanzo didn’t enjoy it.
Bugle-blowing, jigging uncle.
Game in which items are deposited and redeemable by a sportive fine.
Rotating condiment set.
Laura Ingalls Wilder’s hand-written list of Bible verses to be read in times of trouble or stress.
Jacket-like part of a lady’s dress.
One who measures land and delineates the same on paper.
Oxide of calcium mixed with water and used for whitening.
Stephen Foster song.
Unleavened hard bread made from flour and water.
Blade and handle used to cut oats.
fiat justitia, ruat caelum…
Harrigan & Hart minstrel show.
Singing school exercise
Elizabeth Clephane poem.
who’s got one?
Ornament worn on clothing.
Family living behind the Ingallses in De Smet.
An aquatic flower, Iris versicolor.
1841 Marion Dix Sullivan song.
1860 William Cullen Bryant poem.
Don’t be left behind!
Watch out for ankle grabbers!
1780 R.B. Sheridan drinking song.