in southwest Minnesota. He began work at Big Canoe in 1852, and made his first visit to Spring Grove in 1855. Return to Index History & History Related Items. He was a good friend of Charles, Doc Baker, Reverend Alden, and Nels. Here is weather page for Walnut Creek. The Founding Of Walnut Grove: Chapter 1: May 1876 at the School House in Walnut Grove Grove MN. Nils Brandt was another early preacher among the Norwegians in this area. Author Laura Ingalls Wilder lived on Plum Creek near Walnut Grove in the 1870's. His last appearance is when the Ingalls, Garvey, and Oleson families return to Walnut Grove to find it a ghost town. Just a few steps to get into this single level home. Join us as Leah Mitchell, Mark Jeacoma and I celebrate Founder’s Day just one day after Walnut Grove, Minnesota’s actual Founder’s Day! I have lived my entire life in the Lamberton, Walnut Grove and Tracy areas of Southwest Minnesota. When the rail service was abandoned however in the 1900s, the town was struggling to hold on. Although Walnut Grove was founded in 1840, it wasn’t incorporated until March 18, 1879. Check website for times & dates. Founders Day originally aired on May 7, 1975. Lars Hanson, who was the first Norwegian settler to locate in Newcomb valley, Arcadia township, was born in Nordland Norway, July 15, 1840, son of Hans and Anna Nelson. Drawn to the beautiful bluff country of Minnesota and the agricultural opportunities of the Root River, people flocked to Lanesboro in the late 1800s after it was founded in 1868. Life sized Dugout is a great hands-on exhibit. Here is another history page for the city. I am proud of all the caring people who live and work in our little piece of prairie paradise. Basement shows some signs of previous water damage. Lars Hanson was the founder of Walnut Grove and the first person townsmen checked with when they needed a job or to sell their farms. Walnut Grove was a small town in Minnesota. Here is a history page for Walnut Grove. The Rev. He was born in Jefferson county, N. Y., in 1808; came to Minnesota in 1856, settling in Walnut Grove township; removed in 1858 to Blue Earth City, and was its first resident physician; removed to Jackson, Minn., in 1869, and to St. Paul, about 1880, where he died. Miss Beadle is teaching as she says, "Class for our history lesson today let's discuss the founding of Walnut Grove. 1 History 1.1 Early Years 1.2 Later Years 1.3 Fall 2 Gallery 3 External link Walnut Grove was founded by Lars Hanson in 1840. Gift Store Open Year Round. Museum Buildings open April 1st - October 31st. The "Little House" Books is a series of American children's novels written by Laura Ingalls Wilder, based on her childhood and adolescence in the American Midwest (Wisconsin, Kansas, Minnesota, South Dakota, and Missouri) between 1870 and 1894. Come take a look at this 3 bedroom home with all bedrooms on the main level. Return to Index Weather seasonal. Lots of space to work with! He was also a town elder. See details for 240 Main Street, Walnut Grove, MN, 56180, Single Family, 3 bed, 2 bath, 2,305 sq ft, $74,900, MLS 5686124. We declare that this week should be FOUNDERS WEEK for Walnut Grove! Spacious home with attached garage. The town prospered but remained small, and most people seemed to be farmers and … Eight buildings make up the Museum grounds telling the history of the Ingalls Family and other pioneers to Walnut Grove. Koren had a circuit that included six counties in northeast Iowa, and all of Fillmore and Houston counties in Minnesota. Here is a map page for the area.