Book About Laura Ingalls Wilder Discussed by Author at Homestead National Monument of America

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Date: August 18, 2015

Pamela Smith Hill will discuss her latest book, "Pioneer Girl: The Annotated Autobiography of Laura Ingalls Wilder" on Oct. 4 at 2 the Education Center. Wilder is one of America's most beloved authors. Her stories of the homesteading experience have been popular since the first one was written in 1932. Prior to the Little House series she wrote "Pioneer Girl." Hidden away since the 1930s, Laura Ingalls Wilder's never-before-published autobiography reveals the true stories of her pioneering life.

Pamela Smith Hill's recently released "Pioneer Girl: The Annotated Autobiography of Laura Ingalls Wilder" re-introduces readers to the woman who defined the pioneer experience for millions of people around the world. Hill offers new insights into Wilder's life and times. Some of Wilder's experiences will be familiar but some will be a surprise. The book spent several weeks on the New York Times best-seller list after its release on Nov. 17, 2014.

"We are pleased to be able to have this Wilder scholar with us to offer insights into the similarities and differences between Wilder's real homesteading experiences and the ones we all remember from the Little House books," said Superintendent Mark Engler.

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Homestead National Monument of America is a unit of the National Park Service located four miles west of Beatrice, Nebraska. Hours of operation are 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Admission is free of charge. For additional information, please call 402-223-3514 or visit


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