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The Missouri Ruralist

The Missouri Ruralist. A twice-monthly Missouri farm periodical published at St. Louis, edited by John Francis Case. Laura Ingalls Wilder was one of its regular contributors from 1911 to 1925.


In 1911, Laura Ingalls Wilder began an association with the Missouri Ruralist that lasted for over a dozen years. After hearing read a paper written by Mrs. Wilder, the Ruralist’s editor, John Francis Case, invited her to submit articles to be considered for publication. Mrs. Wilder wrote about what she knew best – farm issues, items in the news, and her own family. After visiting daughter Rose Wilder Lane in San Francisco in 1915, Mrs. Wilder became a more regular contributor to the Ruralist, and in 1917, she was made editor of the Farm Home section.

The following list was compiled from print and microfilmed copies at The University of Missouri at Columbia, and microfilm copies at the Kansas State Historical Society, Topeka. Click on linked dates below to read original articles, transcribed exactly as published in the Missouri Ruralist, preserving Wilder’s title, unedited text, spelling, and with original editor’s notes included. Scans of the copies made by me are also included. A key to titles containing reprinted or edited Ruralist articles can be found at the end of this listing.

All of Wilder’s Missouri Ruralist articles are in the public domain. The collection below contains both transcriptions and image copies of all articles attributed to Laura Ingalls Wilder to date.

1911

February 18, 1911 – [IMAGE] “Favors the Small Farm Home.” Volume IX, No. 436, page 1. – LHS: 99. LIW:AFC, 59. Reprinted as “The March of Progress” – LHitO, 30; WYW:II, 43. Reprinted as “Village Life the Solution” – LIW:AFC, 63; LIW:FJ, 13-16.

April 15, 1911 – [IMAGE] From Mrs. Wilder’s Nature Songs: “The People in God’s Out-of-Doors,” page 12. – LIW: AFC, 3; LHR: 93;LIW:FJ, 16-17.

July 22, 1911 – [IMAGE] Wilder, A.J. (byline) “The Story of Rocky Ridge Farm: How Mother Nature in the Ozarks Rewarded Well Directed Efforts after a Fruitless Struggle on the Plains of the Dakotas. The Blessings of Living Water and a Gentle Climate,” Volume IX, No. 458, page 1. – LIW:FJ, 17-19. – Printed as “The Story of Rocky Ridge Farm” – LHS: 104; LIW:AFC, 8; IRL: 81. Reprinted as “Rocky Ridge Farm” – LHitO, 38; WYW:II, 21.

1912

June 1, 1912 – [IMAGE] “My Apple Orchard: How a ‘Tenderfoot’ Knowing Nothing about Orcharding Learned the Business in Missouri—Quail as Insect Destroyers,” by A.J. Wilder (byline). Volume IX, No. 503, cover and pages 1, 5. – LHitO, 44; LIW:AFC, 4; IRL, 86; WYW:II, 11; LIW:FJ, 20-22.

1913

June 28, 1913 – [IMAGE 1] [IMAGE 2] “Shorter Hours for Farm Women: The Woman Who Manages the Farm Home Should Have Every Means of Saving Labor Placed at Her Disposal. Simple Conveniences within Reach of All,” pages 3, 10. – Reprinted as “Shorter Hours for the Farm Home Manager,” LHitO, 193; WYW:II, 50; LIW:FJ, 22-26.

1914

February 5, 1914 – [IMAGE] “Good Times on the Farm: It’s Easy To Have Fun If You Plan For It.” Volume XI, page 9. – LIW:AFC, 163. Reprinted as “A Day Off Now and Then,” LHitO, 135; WYW:II, 103; LIW:FJ, 26-27.

April 20, 1914 – [IMAGE] “A Plain Beauty Talk: Women Can Afford to Spend Time On Their Looks,” page 9. – Reprinted as “The Home Beauty Parlor,” LHitO, 211; WYW:II, 65; LIW:FJ, 27-29. Similar articles by Rose Wilder Lane – sometimes with the same title as Laura’s – had been published in newspapers across the country the previous year.

June 20, 1914 – [IMAGE 1] [IMAGE 2] “A Homemaker of the Ozarks: Mrs. Durnell Reclaimed a Farm, Built a House in the Wilderness and Learned the Secret of Contentment,” pages 3, 8. – LIW:AFC, 167; LHR: 71 (Photograph of original article appears on page 73); LIW:FJ, 30-34.

1915

April 5, 1915 – [IMAGE] “Economy in Egg Production,” page 21. – LIW:AFC, 11; LIW:FJ, 34-35.

June 20, 1915 – [IMAGE] “Making the Best of Things,” page 9. – LIW:AFC, 64; LIW:FJ, 35-36. Reprinted as “Outdoor Life the Solution” – LIW:AFC, 64.

November 20, 1915 – [IMAGE] “Magic in Plain Foods: All the World Serves a Woman when She Telephones,” pages 12-13. – LIW:AFC, 66; WFH:119; LIW:FJ, 37-41.

December 5, 1915 – [IMAGE 1] [IMAGE 2] “And Missouri ‘Showed’ Them: From A to Z—Alfalfa to Zinc—the ‘Show Me State’ Won Honors at ‘Frisco’s Exposition,”pages 3, 7. – LIW:AFC, 13; LIW:FJ, 41-47.

1916

February 5, 1916 – [IMAGE] “All in the Day’s Work: Just a Neighborly Visit With Folks at Rocky Ridge Farm,” pages 20-21. – LIW:AFC, 20-21. Reprinted as “This and That- A Neighborly Visit With Laura” – LHitO, 215; WYW:II, 69; LIW:FJ, 48-51.

February 20, 1916 – [IMAGE] “Does It Pay to be Idle? Sometimes Misdirected Energy May Cease to Be a Virtue.” Page 11. – LHitO, 128; LIW:AFC, 71. Reprinted as “Sometimes Misdirected Energy May Cease to Be a Virtue.” – LIW:FJ, 51-54.

March 5, 1916 – [IMAGE] “Life is an Adventure,” pages 14-15. – LHitO, 140; LIW:AFC, 99; LIW:FJ, 55-58.

March 20, 1916 – [IMAGE] “Join ‘Don’t Worry’ Club: Conservation of a Woman’s Strength Is True Preparedness,” pages 10-11. – LHitO, 131. Reprinted as “Join the ‘Don’t Worry’ Club” – LIW:AFC, 75; ; LIW:FJ, 58-62.

April 5, 1916 – [IMAGE] “Look for Fairies Now,” page 11. – LIW:AFC, 103; LIW:FJ, .62-65. – Reprinted in part as “Fairies Still Appear to Those with Seeing Eyes,” – LHitO, 109. Reprinted in part as “A Woman’s Power and the Vote,” – LHitO, 197.

April 20, 1916 – [IMAGE] “So We Moved the Spring: How Running Water Was Provided in the Rocky Ridge Farm Home,”page 19. LIW: FJ, 66-68. – Printed as “So We Moved the Spring” – LHS; 108; LIW:AFC, 24. Reprinted as “We Revel in Water!” LHitO, 41; WYW:II, 57.

May 5, 1916 – [IMAGE] “Folk are ‘Just Folks’,” page 12-13. – LIW:AFC, 175; IRL: 179; LHR: 124; LIW:FJ, 66-71. Reprinted as “Thoughts on the Role of Women and Divorce” – LHitO, 208.

June 5, 1916 – [IMAGE] “When is a Settler an Old Settler?” Page 15. – LHitO, 28; LIW:AFC, 107; LIW:FJ, 72-73.

June 20, 1916 – [IMAGE] “Facts versus Theories,” page 9; LIW:FJ, 73-75.

July 20, 1916 – [IMAGE] “Haying While the Sun Shines,” page 9. – LIW:AFC, 27; LIW:FJ, 75-76. Reprinted as “Farmers– Need More Wives?” – LHitO, 126; WYW:II, 89.

August 5, 1916 – [IMAGE] “Kin-folks or Relations?” Page 9. – LIW:AFC, 114; LIW:FJ, 77-78. Reprinted as “Kinfolks or Mere Relations?” – LHitO, 91.

August 5, 1916 – [IMAGE] “Showing Dad the Way: Mansfield Has a Boys’ Good Road Club That Works and Plays,” pages 12-13. – LIW:AFC, 111; LIW:FJ, 78-80.

August 20, 1916 – [IMAGE] “A Dog’s a Dog for A’ That,” page 5. – LHitO, 295; LIW:AFC, 29; WYW:I, 13; LIW:FJ, 81-82.

September 5, 1916 – [IMAGE] “Do Not Waste Your Strength,” page 11. – LIW:AFC, 79; LIW:FJ, 83-84. Reprinted as “Let’s Not Depend on Experts” – LHitO, 122.

September 20, 1916 – [IMAGE] “All the World is Queer, ” page 9. – LIW:AFC, 80; LIW:FJ, 84-85. Reprinted as “The Old Dash Churn” – LHitO, 167; WYW:II, 8.

October 5, 1916 – [IMAGE] “Just a Question of Tact,” Volume XV, Number 19, page 11. – LHitO, 165; LIW:AFC, 116; WYW:I, 33; LIW:FJ, 85-87. Reprinted as “Nice Discernment” – SG, 133.

October 20, 1916 – [IMAGE] “An Autumn Day,” page 9. – LHitO, 240; LIW:AFC, 31; WYW:I, 71; LIW:FJ, 87-88. Reprinted as “Why Is the World So Beautiful If Not for Us?” – SG, 17.

November 5, 1916 – [IMAGE] “Our Fair and Other Things,” page 12. – LIW:AFC, 118; LIW:FJ, 88-90. Reprinted as “Our Fair and Our Fancy” – LHitO, 159.

November 20, 1916 – [IMAGE] “Thanksgiving Time,” page 13. – LHS: 29; LIW:AFC, 82; LIW:FJ, 90-91. Reprinted as “Laura and Mary Quarrel at Thanksgiving” – LHitO, 302; WYW:I, 54.

December 5, 1916 – [IMAGE] “Learning to Work Together,” page 11. – LIW:AFC, 120; LIW:FJ, 92-94. – Reprinted in part as “The Helping Hand of Helpfulness” – LHitO, 103; WYW:I, 3.

December 20, 1916 – [IMAGE] “Before Santa Claus Came,” page 3. – LIW:FJ, 94-95. – Reprinted as “Before Santa Came” – LIW:AFC, 85.

1917

January 5, 1917 – [IMAGE] “What’s In a Word?” Volume XVI, Number 1, page 9. – LIW:FJ, 96-98. Reprinted as “A Constant Friend,” – LHitO, 231. Reprinted as “What’s in a Word?” in LIW:AFC, 122.

January 20, 1917 – [IMAGE] “Giving and Taking Advice,” page 9. – LIW:AFC, 124; LIW:FJ, 98-99. Reprinted as “Administer Advice in Small Doses” – LHitO, 269.

February 5, 1917 – [IMAGE] “According to Experts,” page 9. – LHS: 33; LIW:AFC, 33; LIW:FJ, 100-101. Reprinted as “The Hard Winter” LHitO, 147; WYW:II, 30.

February 20, 1917 – [IMAGE] “Are You Going Ahead?” Page 13. – LIW:AFC, 126; LIW:FJ, 101-103. Reprinted as “The Source of Improvement” LHitO, 100; WYW:I, 105.

March 5, 1917 – [IMAGE] “Getting the Worst of It,” page 9. – LHitO, 98; LIW:FJ, 103-105.

April 5, 1917 – [IMAGE] “Buy Goods Worth the Price,” page 17. – LIW:AFC, 128; LIW:FJ, 105-106. – Reprinted as “The Hidden Cost of Getting What We Want” LHitO, 276; WYW:I, 86.

April 20, 1917. [IMAGE] “Henry Ford’s Own Story,” page 11. (Not an article by Laura Ingalls Wilder.) Review of Rose Wilder Lane’s book, Henry Ford’s Own Story.

April 20, 1917 – [IMAGE] “Does ‘Haste Make Waste’?” page 16. – LIW:FJ, 106-108. Reprinted as “What Became of the Time We Saved?” – LHitO, 163; WYW:II, 106.

May 5, 1917 – [IMAGE] “Each in His Place,” page 9. – LHitO, 245; LIW:FJ, 108-109. Reprinted as “Each in His Own Place” LIW:AFC, 179.

May 20, 1917 – [IMAGE] “Just Neighbors,” page 9. – LIW:AFC, 130; LIW:FJ, 109-110. Reprinted as “Good Neighbors” LHitO, 229. Reprinted as “Thoughts on Being a Neighbor” – SG, 159.

June 5, 1917 – [IMAGE] “Doing Our Best,” page 13. – LIW:AFC, 53; LIW:FJ, 111-112. A portion of the original article reprinted as “On Chickens and Hawks” – LHitO, 151; WYW:II, 17.

June 20, 1917 – [IMAGE] “Chasing Thistledown,” page 12. – LHitO, 161; LIW:AFC, 132; LIW:FJ, 112-114. Reprinted as “Gossiping” – SG, 125.

July 5, 1917 – [IMAGE] “Without Representation,” page 8. – LIW:AFC, 181; LIW:FJ, 114-115. Article reprinted as “Left Out and Pushed About” – LHitO, 247.

July 20, 1917 – [IMAGE] “And a Woman Did It,” pages 10, 15. – LIW:AFC, 183; LIW:FJ, 115-118.

July 20, 1917 – [IMAGE] “A Bouquet of Wildflowers,” page 13. – LHS, 15; LIW:AFC, 37; LIW:FJ, 118-119. Reprinted as “Sweet Williams” LHitO, 51.

August 5, 1917 – [IMAGE] “Put Yourself in His Place,” page 12. – LIW:FJ, 120-121. Reprinted as “Put Yourself in his Place” – LIW: AFC, 134.

August 20, 1917 – “The War, the Terrible…” – LHitO, 245. [Note: No similar article was found in any August 1917 Ruralist on microfilm or in hard copy.]

September 5, 1917 – [IMAGE] “Let Us Be Just,” page 16. – LHitO, 297; LIW:AFC, 136; SG, 18; WYW:I, 6; LIW:FJ, 121-123.

September 20, 1917 – [IMAGE] “To Buy or Not to Buy,” page 18. – LIW: AFC, 88; LIW:FJ, 123-124. Reprinted as We Always Pay for That ‘Need’,” page 18. – LHitO, 273.

October 5, 1917 – [IMAGE] “Are We Too Busy?” Page 12. – LHitO, 253; LIW:AFC, 39; LIW:FJ, 124-126.

October 20, 1917 – [IMAGE] “Get the Habit of Being Ready,” page 13. – LIW:FJ, 126-127. Reprinted as “The First Frost” – LHitO, 157, LIW:AFC, 41.

November 5, 1917 – [IMAGE] “Thoughts are Things,” page 23. – LIW: AFC, 89; LIW:FJ, 127-128. – Reprinted as “How to Furnish a Home” – LHitO, 36; SG, 59; WYW:II, 108.

November 20, 1917 – [IMAGE] “Everyone Can Do Something,” page 16. – LIW:FJ, 128-129.

December 5, 1917 – [IMAGE] “If We Only Understood,” page 14. – LHitO, 309; LIW:AFC, 138; WYW:I, 11; LIW:FJ, 129-130.

1918

January 5, 1918 – [IMAGE] “Make a New Beginning,” page 12 – LHitO, 155; LIW:AFC, 43; WYW:I, 104; LIW:FJ, 131-132. Reprinted as “Doing a Proper Accounting” – SG, 121.

January 20, 1918 – [IMAGE] “Santa Claus at the Front,” page 16. – LIW:FJ, 132-133.

February 5, 1918 – [IMAGE] “Make Your Dreams Come True,” pages 12-13. – LIW:AFC, 44; LIW:FJ, 133-135. – Reprinted with editing as “Make Your Garden!” – LHitO, 85; WYW:I, 93.

February 20, 1918 – [IMAGE] “Let’s Visit Mrs. Wilder” by John F. Case, page 15. – IRL: 7; LHitO, 21; LIW:AFC, 92; WYW:II, 3; WYW:III, 21.

February 20, 1918 – [IMAGE] “Victory May Depend on You,” page 13. – IRL, 151; LIW:FJ, 135-136.

March 5, 1918 – [IMAGE] “Keep Journeying On,” pages 10-11. – LHitO, 96; LIW:AFC, 140; LIW:FJ, 136-137.

March 20, 1918 – [IMAGE] “Make Every Minute Count,” page 13. – LHitO, 255; LIW:AFC, 50; WYW:I, 99; LIW:FJ, 138-139.

March 20, 1918 – [IMAGE] “Visit ‘Show You’ Farm,” pages 20-21. – LIW:AFC, 46; LIW:FJ, 139-142. – Reprinted as “The Preaching Farmer” – SG, 145.

April 5, 1918 – [IMAGE] “What Would You Do?” Page 12 – LHitO, 233; LIW:AFC, 142; LIW:FJ, 142-143.

April 20, 1918 – [IMAGE] “We Must Not be Small Now,” page 11. – LIW:FJ, 144-145. – Reprinted as “A Wish for the Present” – LHitO, 257.

May 5, 1918 – [IMAGE] “What the War Means to Women,” pages 10-11. – LIW:AFC, 187; IRL, 153; LIW:FJ, 145-147.

May 20, 1918 – [IMAGE] “How About the Home Front?” Page 10. – IRL, 158; LIW:FJ, 147-149.

June 5, 1918 – [IMAGE] “New Day for Women,” pages 12-13. – LHitO, 218; LIW:AFC, 190; WYW:II, 74; LIW:FJ, 149-151.

June 20, 1918 – [IMAGE] “Do the Right Thing Always,” page 11. – LHitO, 299; LIW:AFC, 144; WYW:I, 21; LIW:FJ, 152-153.

July 5, 1918 – [IMAGE] “Are You Helping or Hindering?” Page 21. – IRL, 161; LIW:FJ, 153-155.

August 5, 1918 – [IMAGE] “Swearing is a Foolish Habit,” page 10. – LIW:AFC, 146; LIW:FJ, 155-156. Reprinted as “Swearing” – LHitO, 305; WYW:I, 36. Reprinted as “Thou Shalt Not Take the Name of the Lord Thy God in Vain,” SG, 123.

August 20, 1918 – [IMAGE] “Overcoming Our Difficulties,” page 11. – LIW:AFC, 145; LIW:FJ, 156-157. Reprinted as “Challenges” LHitO, 239; WYW:I, 102.

September 5, 1918 – [IMAGE] “When Proverbs Get Together,” page 11. – LIW:AFC, 148; LIW:FJ, 157-158. Reprinted as “When Proverbs Quarrel” LHitO, 124.

September 20, 1918 – [IMAGE] “What Days in Which to Live!” page 15; LIW:FJ, 159-160. – Reprinted as “Glory! What Days in Which to Live!” – LHitO, 259.

October 5, 1918 – [IMAGE] “Your Code of Honor,” page 26. – LIW:AFC, 150; LIW:FJ, 160-162. Reprinted as “Our Code of Honor” LHitO, 261.

October 20, 1918 – [IMAGE] “Early Training Counts Most,” page 13. – LIW:AFC, 152; LIW:FJ, 162-164. Reprinted as “Early Training Counts” – LHitO, 278. Reprinted as “Early Training” – SG, 129.

November 5, 1918 – [IMAGE] “Opportunity,” page 26. – LHitO, 235; LIW:AFC, 154; WYW:I, 96; LIW:FJ, 164-165.

December 5, 1918 – [IMAGE] “San Marino is Small but Mighty,” page 22. – IRL: 184; LIW:FJ, 166-167.

December 20, 1918 – [IMAGE] “The American Spirit,”page 11. – LIW:AFC, 156; LIW:FJ, 168. Reprinted in part as “When the War Ended” – LHitO, 263.

1919

January 5, 1919 – [IMAGE] “A Few Minutes With a Poet,” Volume XVIII, No. 1, page 19. – LHitO, 226; WYW:I, 17; LIW:FJ, 169-171. Reprinted as “A Fool’s Prayer” – SG, 29.

January 20, 1919 – [IMAGE] “Let’s Revive the Old Amusements,” Volume XVIII, No. 2, page 24. – LIW:FJ, 171-173. Reprinted as “The Friday Night Literary” – LHitO, 149.

February 5, 1919 – [IMAGE] “Mrs. Jones Takes the Rest Cure,” Volume XVIII, No. 3, page 24. – LHitO, 120; LIW:FJ, 173-175.

February 20, 1919 – [IMAGE] “Work Makes Life Interesting,” Volume XVIII, No. 3, page 42. – LIW:FJ, 175-176. – Reprinted as “About Work” in LHitO, 137; WYW:II, 92. Reprinted as “The Necessity of Work” – SG, 115.

March 5, 1919 – [IMAGE] “Friendship Must be Wooed,” Volume XVIII, No. 4, page 44. – LIW:FJ, 176-178. – Reprinted as “Keeping Friends” in LHitO, 271; SG, 117; WYW:I, 44.

March 20, 1919 – [IMAGE] “Here’s the Farm Loan Plan,” Volume XVIII, No. 5, page 11.

March 20, 1919 – [IMAGE] “Keep the Saving Habit,” Volume XVIII, No. 5, page 25. – IRL, 165; LIW:FJ, 178-179.

April 5, 1919 – [IMAGE] “Who’ll Do the Women’s Work?”Volume XVIII, No. 7, page 36. – IRL, 168; LIW:FJ, 179-181. Reprinted as “Women’s Work?” in LHitO, 202; WYW:II, 80.

April 20, 1919 – [IMAGE] “Women’s Duty at the Polls,” Volume XVIII, No. 8, page 36. – LHitO, 204; WYW:I, 80; LIW:FJ, 181-182.

April 20, 1919 – [IMAGE] “They Wrote to Mrs. Wilder.” About LIW’s reported “Here’s the Farm Loan Plan” article, Volume XVIII, No. 8, page 21.

May 5, 1919 – [IMAGE] With this issue, many of Wilder’s two articles per month began to be published under the column heading, “The Farm Home,” by Mrs. A.J. Wilder, Rocky Ridge Farm, with no other title. “The Farm Home,” page 26, 35. – LIW:FJ, 183-184. – Wilder’s May 5, 1919, article about compulsory school law was reprinted in part as “Classed as Illiterates” – LHitO, 58.

May 20, 1919 – [IMAGE] “The Farm Home,” page 21. – LIW:FJ, 184-186. About the American Federation of Labor.

June 5, 1919 – [IMAGE] “The Farm Home,” page 23. – LIW:FJ, 186-188. Article about war debts. A portion was reprinted as “Getting Down to First Causes” – LHitO, 251. Reprinted as “Personal and National Responsibility: Doing What is Right” – SG. 99.

June 20, 1919 – [IMAGE] “The Farm Home,” pages 19, 21. – LIW:FJ, 188-190. About the Valley of Ten Thousand in Alaska.

July 5, 1919 – [IMAGE] “The Farm Home,” page 19. – LIW:FJ, 190-192. Article about memory.

July 20, 1919 – [IMAGE] “The Farm Home,” page 29. – LIW:FJ, 192-194. Musings about fashions pictured in a 1908 magazine Laura found while cleaning the attic. Reprinted as “Simplify, Simplify” – LHitO, 283; WYW:I, 73.

August 5, 1919 – [IMAGE] “The Farm Home,” page 20. – LIW:FJ, 194-195. Article about Laura helping with the haying. – Reprinted as “Two Heads Are Better Than One” – LHitO, 200; WYW:II, 94.

September 5, 1919 – [IMAGE] “The Farm Home,” page 32. – LIW:FJ, 195-197. Article about fuel availability. – Reprinted as “The Great Woods Have Been Destroyed” – LHitO, 76.

September 20, 1919 – [IMAGE] “Missouri Women Who Write,” page 30. – Not an article by Laura Ingalls Wilder. Rose Wilder Lane and Mrs. A.J. Wilder mentioned.

September 20, 1919 – [IMAGE] “The Farm Home,” page 44. – LIW:FJ, 197-199. Article about Robert Burns and being nice. Reprinted as “A Spirit of Sadness Over it All” – LHitO, 56.

October 5, 1919 – [IMAGE] “The Farm Home,” page 23. – LIW:FJ, 199-200. Article about dependability. Reprinted as “Honor and Duty” – LHitO, 307; SG, 33; WYW:I, 38.

October 20, 1919 – [IMAGE] “The Farm Home,” page 22. – LIW:FJ, 200-202. Article about the American Forestry association and the Lincoln Highway – Reprinted in part as “The Wanton Destruction of Trees” – LHitO, 69.

November 5, 1919 – [IMAGE] “The Farm Home,” page 17. – LIW:FJ, 202-203. Article about prices one pays for goods these days. Reprinted in part as “Don’t Call the Government All of the Time” – LHitO, 280.

November 20, 1919 – [IMAGE] “The Farm Home,” page 34. – LIW:FJ, 204-205. Article about happiness and contentment and people in the country (mentions Rose Wilder Lane). Reprinted as “Compensations” in LHitO, 79; WYW:I, 77. Reprinted as “To Appreciate Heaven” – SG, 39.

December 5, 1919 – [IMAGE] “The Farm Home,”page 33. – LIW:FJ, 205-207. Article about high prices after the war. A portion of the article reprinted as “What Women Can Add to Politics” – LHitO, 214. Reprinted as “A Few Words to Voters” – LHR, 118.

December 20, 1919 – [IMAGE] “The Farm Home,” page 27. – LIW:FJ, 207-208. Laura’s Christmas message for peace on earth. Reprinted as “Peace on Earth” – LHitO, 264. Reprinted as “Good Will unto Men” – SG, 111.

1920

January 5, 1920 – [IMAGE] “The Farm Home,” page 45. – LIW:FJ, 209-211. Reprinted as “The Man of the Place” – LHitO, 56. Reprinted as “It Depends on How You Look at It” in LHS, 111-114.

January 20, 1920 – [IMAGE] “The Farm Home, ” page 41. – LIW:FJ, 211-212. Reprinted as “Troubles Grow as we Talk About Them” – LHitO, 93; WYW:I, 41. Reprinted as “The value of Good Works” – SG, 75

February 5, 1920 – [IMAGEIMAGE] “The Farm Home,” page 36. – LIW:FJ, 213. Reprinted as “Think for Yourself” – LHitO, 285.

February 20, 1920 – [IMAGE] “The Farm Home,” page 40. – LIW:FJ, 214.-215 Article about benzol as a substitute for gasoline.

March 5, 1920 – [IMAGE] “The Farm Home,” page 36. – LIW:FJ, 215-216. Reprinted as “My Dream House” – LHitO, 34.

March 20, 1920 – [IMAGE] “The Farm Home,” page 39. – LIW:FJ, 217-218. Reprinted as “Tired to Death With Work” – LHitO, 117; WYW:II, 96.

April 5, 1920 – [IMAGE] “The Farm Home,” page 34. – LIW:FJ, 218-219. Reprinted as “Our Next President” – LHitO, 60.

April 20, 1920 – [IMAGE] “The Farm Home,” page 27. – LIW:FJ, 219-220. Reprinted as “To Stand by Ourselves” – LHitO, 237.

May 5, 1920 – [IMAGE] “The Farm Home,” page 39. – LIW:FJ, 220-222. Article about Commodore Perry and air travel.

June 5, 1920 – [IMAGE] “The Farm Home,” page 27. – LIW:FJ, 222-223. Story about Quakers and infidels.

July 5, 1920 – [IMAGE] “The Farm Home,” page 27. – LIW:FJ, 223-225. Reprinted as “Parable of Wild Fruit” – LHitO, 87.

July 20, 1920 – [IMAGE] “The Farm Home,” page 29. – LIW:FJ, 225-226. Article about women working in the fields.

August 5, 1920 – [IMAGE] “We Visit Arabia,” page 22-23. – LIW:FJ, 226-229.

August 20, 1920 – [IMAGE] “The Farm Home”- LIW:FJ, 229-230. Reprinted as “When the Blues Descend” – LHitO, 138; WYW:I, 58. Reprinted as “Remember the Sabbath” – SG, 79.

September 5, 1920 – [IMAGE] “Now We Visit Bohemia,” page 32. – LIW:FJ, 230-232.

September 20, 1920 – [IMAGE] “Now We Visit Bohemia,” page 30. – LIW:FJ, 232-234.

October 5, 1920 – [IMAGE] “The Farm Home,” page 31. – LIW:FJ, 234-235. Reprinted in part as “Income and Expenses” – LHitO, 78.

October 20, 1920 – [IMAGE] “Five Dollar Prize for Women,” by John F. Case, page 34.

October 20, 1920 – [IMAGE] “The Farm Home,” page 34. – LIW:FJ, 235-237. Reprinted as “Harvest of the Soul” – LHitO, 293.

November 5, 1920 – [IMAGE] “The Farm Home,” page 27. – LIW:FJ, 237-239. Article about a housewife’s duties.

December 5, 1920 – [IMAGE “The Farm Home,” page 25. – LIW:FJ, 239-240. Article about Rose Wilder Lane in Europe.

1921

January 5, 1921 – [IMAGE] “Dear Farm Women,” page 7. – LIW:FJ, 241-242.

January 5, 1921 – [IMAGE] “We Visit Paris Now,” page 23. – LIW:FJ, 242-243.

February 1, 1921 – [IMAGE] “The Roads Women Travel,” page 17. – LIW:FJ, 244-245.

February 15, 1921 – [IMAGE] “We Visit Poland,” page 29. – LIW:FJ, 245-246.

April 15, 1921 – [IMAGE] “Women and Real Politics,” page 19. – LIW:FJ, 246-248.

June 1, 1921 – [IMAGE] “Pioneering on an Ozark Farm: A Story of Folks Who Searched—and Found Health, Prosperity and a Wild Frontier in the Mountains of Our Own State,” page 1. – LHitO, 178; LHR: 80; WYW:II, 33; LIW:FJ, 249-253.

June 15, 1921 – [IMAGE] “As a Farm Woman Thinks,” page 17. – LIW:FJ, 253-255. Article reprinted as “I Don’t Know What the World is Coming To” – LHitO, 83. Reprinted as “Forgetting Those Things Which Are Behind” – SG, 25.

July 1, 1921 – [IMAGE] “From a Farm Woman to You,” page 12. – LIW:FJ, 255-256. Article about Rose Wilder Lane writing her mother about Prague.

August 1, 1921 – [IMAGE] “When Grandma Pioneered” page 20. – LHitO, 153; LHR, 89; WYW:II, 26; LIW:FJ, 257-259.

September 1, 1921 – [IMAGE] “Mother, a Magic Word,” page 20. – LIW:FJ, 259-260. Reprinted as “Mother” in LHitO, 313.

September 15, 1921 – [IMAGE] “A Homey Chat for Mothers: Are You Your Children’s Confidant? ” Page 14. – LIW:FJ, 260-261. Reprinted in part as “Are You Your Children’s Confidant?” – LHitO, 89. – Reprinted as “A Longing Unutterable Fills My Heart” – SG, 155.

November 1, 1921 – [IMAGE] “As a Farm Woman Thinks,” page 24. – LIW:FJ, 261-262. Reprinted as “The Armor of a Smile” – LHitO, 301; SG, 73; WYW:I, 52.

November 15, 1921 – [IMAGE] “As a Farm Woman Thinks,” page 21. – LIW:FJ, 262-263. Reprinted as “Thanks for the Harvest” – LHitO, 292; SG, 87.

1922

January 1, 1922 – [IMAGE] “As a Farm Woman Thinks,” page 20. – LIW:FJ, 264-365. Reprinted as “We Keep Right on Eating” in LHitO, 95; WYW:I, 84.

February 1, 1922 – [IMAGE] “As a Farm Woman Thinks,”page 265. – LIW:FJ, 26. Reprinted as “The Light We Throw” in LHitO, 225; WYW:I, 64.

March 1, 1922 – [IMAGE] “As a Farm Woman Thinks,” page 28. – LIW:FJ, 266. Reprinted as “Kind Hearts” in LHitO, 68; WYW:I, 23.

March 15, 1922 – [IMAGE] “As a Farm Woman Thinks,” page 26. – LIW:FJ, 267. Reprinted as “The Woman’s Place” in LHitO, 199; WYW:II, 84.

April 15, 1922 – [IMAGE] “As in Days of Old,” page 36. – LIW:FJ, 267-268.

May 1, 1922 – [IMAGE] “As a Farm Woman Thinks,” page 14. – LIW:FJ, 269. Reprinted as “Everyday Implications of the Golden Rule” – LHitO, 289; WYW:I, 25. Reprinted as “Putting First Things First” – SG, 9.

June 15, 1922 – [IMAGE] “As a Farm Woman Thinks,” page 22. – LIW:FJ, 270. Article about rock crushing machine – Reprinted as “Far in the Future” – LHitO, 75.

July 1, 1922 – [IMAGE] “As a Farm Woman Thinks,” page 29. – LIW:FJ, 271. Reprinted as “Times and Things” in LHitO, 152.

August 1, 1922 – [IMAGE] “How the Findleys Invest Their Money: These Missouri Parents Figure That Education of Their Boys and Girls Pay Bigger Dividends Than Pretty Clothes and Frivolous Pastimes,” page 1. – LIW:FJ, 271-275. Reprinted as “The Findleys Strive for an Education” – LHitO, 53.

August 15, 1922 – [IMAGE] “As a Farm Woman Thinks,” page 27. – LIW:FJ, 275-276. Reprinted as “Having a Family Motto” – LHitO, 156.

September 1, 1922 – [IMAGE] “As a Farm Woman Thinks,” page 20. – LIW:FJ, 276-277. Reprinted as “A Man’s Word is All He Has” – LHitO, 102; WYW:I, 31.

October 15, 1922 – [IMAGE] “As a Farm Woman Thinks, ” page 27. – LIW:FJ, 277. Reprinted as “Success” in LHitO, 228.

November 1, 1922 – [IMAGE] “As a Farm Woman Thinks,” page 20. – LIW:FJ, 278. Article reprinted as “Lesson from an Irish Fable” – LHitO, 114; WYW:I, 51

November 15, 1922 – [IMAGE] “As a Farm Woman Thinks,” page 26. – LIW:FJ, 278-279. Article reprinted as “The Blessings of the Year” – LHitO, 286; SG, 63; WYW:I, 65.

December 1, 1922 – [IMAGE] “As a Farm Woman Thinks,” page 22. – LIW:FJ, 279-280. Reprinted as “Not So Bad Off” – LHitO, 304. [Note: This article has no byline attributing it to Mrs. Wilder.]

1923

January 1, 1923 – [IMAGE] “As a Farm Woman Thinks,” page 20. – LIW:FJ, 281-282. Article reprinted as “Growing Older” – LHitO, 105. [Note: This article has no byline attributing it to Mrs. Wilder.]

January 15, 1923 – [IMAGE] “Hitching Up for Family Team Work: The Oettings of Wright County, Building on the Sure Foundation of Faith and Industry, Have Made Ozark Farming Pay,” page 3. – LIW:FJ, 282-285. Article about the Oetting family of Wright County. Reprinted in part as “A Fool and His Son are Soon Parted” – LHitO, 134.

April 1, 1923 – [IMAGE] “As a Farm Woman Thinks,” page 30. – LIW:FJ, 285-287. Reprinted as “Love of Home” – LHitO, 73.

April 15, 1923 – [IMAGE] “As a Farm Woman Thinks,” page 32. – LIW:FJ, 287-288. Article reprinted as “Going After the Cows” – LHitO, 119; WYW:II, 112.

May 15, 1923 – [IMAGE] “As a Farm Woman Thinks,” page 22. – LIW:FJ, 288-289. Reprinted as “Daily Tasks are Not Small Things” – LHitO, 206.

July 1, 1923 – [IMAGE] “As a Farm Woman Thinks,” page 16. – LIW:FJ, 289-290. Reprinted as “Be True to Yourself” – LHitO, 71.

July 1, 1923 – [IMAGE] “About Folks You Know and Ruralist Family News,” page 10. Notes regarding Laura Wilder’s work on the Ruralist and on the Star Farmer.

August 1, 1923 – [IMAGE] “As a Farm Woman Thinks,” page 18. – LIW:FJ, 290-291. Reprinted as “The Sunflower” – LHS, 172. Reprinted as “Home” – LHitO, 64. Reprinted as “Compass Needle to the Star” in SG, 5.

November 1, 1923 – [IMAGE] “As a Farm Woman Thinks,” page 22. – LIW:FJ, 291-292. Reprinted as “Heirs of the Ages” – LHitO, 47. Reprinted as “Our Stewardship of the Earth” – SG, 103.

November 15, 1923 – [IMAGE] “As a Farm Woman Thinks,” page 16. – LIW:FJ, 292-293. Article reprinted as “Thanks for Benefits Bestowed” – LHitO, 291.

December 1, 1923 – IMAGE 1] [IMAGE 2] “What Makes My County Great, And why I’m proud to be a citizen,” pages 1, 12. – LIW:FJ, 293-297. A portion of the article reprinted as “Our Little Place in the Ozarks” – LHitO, 24.

1924

January 1, 1924 – [IMAGE] “As a Farm Woman Thinks,” page 34. – LIW:FJ, 298-299. Article reprinted as “The Things That Matter” in LHitO, 311; WYW:I, 82.

January 15, 1924 – [IMAGE] “As a Farm Woman Thinks,” page 20. – Review of Mabel Elliot book.

January 15, 1924 – [IMAGE] “The Fairs That Build Men: Where Citizens of Tomorrow Are Trained,” page 23. – LIW:FJ, 300-302. Reprinted in LHR as “The Fairs That Build Men,” 111-114.

February 1, 1924 – [IMAGE 1] [IMAGE 2] “Turkeys Bring $1,000 a Year: Where Secret of Success Is ‘Love Them,'” pages 26-27. – LIW:FJ, 302-305.

February 1, 1924 – [IMAGE] “As a Farm Woman Thinks” – LIW:FJ, 306.

March 1, 1924 – [IMAGE] “As a Farm Woman Thinks,” page 31. – LIW:FJ, 306-307. Article reprinted as “Pies and Poetry” – LHitO, 282.

April 1, 1924 – [IMAGE] “As a Farm Woman Thinks. Volume 65, Number 19, page 31. – LIW:FJ, 307-308. Article about music as discussion topic at club meeting. Reprinted as “Learning Something New” – WYW:I, 110.

May 15, 1924 – [IMAGE] “As a Farm Woman Thinks.” Volume 65, Number 22, page 16. – LIW:FJ, 308-309. Article reprinted as “Our Brains – and Providence” – LHitO, 62.

June 1, 1924 – [IMAGE] “As a Farm Woman Thinks,” page 16. – LIW:FJ, 309-310. Reprinted as “Mother Passed Away” – LHitO, 315. Reprinted as “Mother” – SG, 163.

June 15, 1924 – [IMAGE] “As a Farm Woman Thinks,” page 16. – LIW:FJ, 310. Article about national costumes.

September 1, 1924 – [IMAGE] “About Folks You Know,” page 11. (Not an article by Laura Ingalls Wilder.) Rose Wilder Lane And Mrs. A.J. Wilder mentioned in segment titled “An Ozark Writer,” about another area author.

December 15, 1924 – [IMAGE] “As a Farm Woman Thinks,” page 16 – LIW:FJ, 311-312. Reprinted as “Christmas when I was Sixteen” – LHitO, 69. Reprinted as “Home for Christmas” – LHS, 37.

1925

April 15, 1925 – [IMAGE] “About Folks You Know” (Rose Wilder Lane mentioned)

1931

April 1, 1931 – [IMAGE] “Spic, Span—and Beauty: How a Home Responds to Springtime Touches,” pages 5, 12. – LIW:FJ, 313-315.

     


     
BOOK TITLE ABBREVIATIONS.

WFH refers to West From Home: Letters of Laura Ingalls Wilder to Almanzo Wilder, edited by Roger Lea MacBride (New York: Harper & Row), 1974.

LHS refers to A Little House Sampler, edited by William T. Anderson, originally published in 1988 by the University of Nebraska Press. Reprinted in 1989 and later years by Harper&Row, then HarperCollins.

LHitO refers to articles reprinted in Little House in the Ozarks, edited by Stephen W. Hines, published in 1991 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.

LIW:AFC refers to articles reprinted in Laura Ingalls Wilder: A Family Collection, edited by Richard Marshall, published in 1993 by Barnes & Noble. This book contained non-edited Ruralist articles, including many not included in the earlier Hines publication.

IRL refers to I Remember Laura, edited by Stephen W. Hines, published in 1994 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.

SG refers to Saving Graces: The Inspirational Writings of Laura Ingalls Wilder, edited by Stephen Hines, published in 1997 by Broadman & Holman Publishers.

LHR refers to A Little House Reader: A Collection of Writings by Laura Ingalls Wilder, edited by William Anderson, published in 1998 by HarperCollins.

WYW:I refers to articles reprinted in Volume I: Writings to Young Women from Laura Ingalls Wilder on Wisdom & Virtues, edited by Stephen W. Hines, published in 2006 by Tommy Nelson.

WYW:II refers to articles reprinted in Volume II: Writings to Young Women from Laura Ingalls Wilder on Life as a Pioneer Woman, edited by Stephen W. Hines, published in 2006 by Tommy Nelson.

WYW:III refers to an article reprinted in Volume III: Writings to Young Women on Laura Ingalls Wilder as Told by Her Family, Friends, & Neighbors, edited by Stephen W. Hines, published in 2006 by Tommy Nelson.

LIW:FJ refers to articles reprinted in Laura Ingalls Wilder: Farm Journalist, edited by Stephen W. Hines, published in 2007 by University of Missouri Press.


     

     

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