Little House in Danbury

We are all familiar with the Little House on the Prairie series of books by Laura Ingalls Wilder and the incredibly popular television series that was spawned by it. Few people, however, know that Laura’s daughter, Rose Wilder Lane, was a resident of Danbury from 1938 until her death on October 30, 1968. Rose lived on King Street. She was a journalist and free lance writer who became one of the highest-paid female writers in America. She played a role in her mother’s writing of the series. But there is a dispute as to whether she was merely an advisor to her mother or actually ghostwrote the books. She also became a libertarian and disagreed with the New Deal and objected to paying income tax and lived a frugal lifestyle as a form of protest. She was on the brink of making a trip to Europe when she passed away in her house at 23 King Street in October of 1968.

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