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Laura Ingalls Wilder

Pioneering Journeys of the Ingalls Family
Burr Oak Cemetery

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Burr Oak Cememtery
The Burr Oak Cemetery Gates
A Burr Oak Tree in the Cemetery

Burr Oak tree in cemetery Cemetery gates

Laura and her school friend, Alice Ward, enjoyed walking through Burr Oak to the cemetery. They read the names and verses on the white gravestones and looked out over the peaceful Iowa countryside. Today the cemetery looks much as it did when Laura lived in Burr Oak.

Laura could have seen these gravestones in 1876 and 1877.
Burr Oak
The Huston Gravestone
Gravestone with Lamb
Anderson Gravestone

Gravestone gravestone gravestone

Laura Ingalls Wilder Park and Museum, 3603 236th Avenue, Burr Oak, Iowa 52101 (Please include a self-addressed, stamped envelope when corresponding.)
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