Go Read These.

This post on the Pioneer Girl blog leads us to a long, fascinating online article on the Hopp family, as in Jake Hopp, the name-card printer at De Smet. 

And I know I’m late to this party — it was written in 1982 — but I loved this detailed account of Mary Ingalls’ stay at the Iowa Braille and Sight Saving School. It’s called “The Mary Ingalls Era,” and it was written by Dorothy Petrucci O’Leary and Catherine Goddard. (Note: Link takes you to a PDF.)


3 Responses to Go Read These.

  1. sgaissert says:

    Thank you for the links. I remember reading the Mary Ingalls paper (or something like it) with my daughter prior to our trip to MN and SD, when we were soaking up Laura information as quickly as we could find it. The part that gets me is the mention of Mary never being a behavioral problem at the school. As Laura said in the early books, Mary was always so good.

  2. Connie in Colorado says:

    Somewhere along the years of my LIW travels and studies, I had read this same article. It might have been printed in the LIW Lore or even a display somewhere that I stopped and read. Good to see the original paper.

  3. Erica Randall says:

    thanks for this link (s)!!!! It always bugged me about the books not telling about Mary’s stay at the school….


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