800.880.3383 | 605.854.3383 |P.O. Box 426, 105 Olivet Avenue, De Smet, South Dakota, USA|
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The Laura Ingalls Wilder Memorial Society is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization..
Please join us for a glimpse into America's pioneer past with pioneer girl, Laura Ingalls Wilder and her family. The setting sun provides a wonderful backdrop for the outdoor pageant. The pageant is held one mile southeast of De Smet.
Laura Ingalls Wilder's book, The Long Winter tells the story of De Smet's first winter in 1880-1881. New to the Dakota prairie, De Smet residents expect the railroad to ship supplies into town through the winter. Winter sets in early and frequent blizzards stand the trains in Minnesota. With a limited supply of food and fuel, the Ingalls family and De Smet residents must figure out how to survive the long, hard winter.
Laura Ingalls Wilder Pageant Society
Box 154 De Smet, SD 57231
Telephone: 1-800-880-3383 or 1-800-776-3594