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Rose Wilder Lane - Biography

Rose Wilder was the first child and only daughter of Laura and Almanzo Wilder, born on December 5, 1886, in De Smet, South Dakota. She later moved to Mansfield, Missouri with her parents. Rose also went to complete highschool in Crowley, Louisiana, where she stayed with her aunt Eliza Jane Wilder .

Rose wrote many books, including Let the Hurricane Roar, Old Home Town, Faces at the Window, Home Over Saturday, and Free Land, a story of homesteading. She also wrote many articles and serials for magazines.

Rose married Claire Gillette Lane in San Francisco, California, on March 24, 1909, and divorced in1918. Rose had a son, who died at birth. She spent much of her time travelling to different parts of the world, including Vietnam where she worked as a war correspondent, and wrote many books and articles about her experiences.

On October 30, 1968, Rose died in Danbury, Connecticut, on the eve of a world tour trip.

 

 

 


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