The series, set in the towns of Walnut Grove in Plumb Creek, Minnesota, during during the 1870s, follows events in the lives of the pioneering Ingalls family. Their experiences as homesteaders in the vastly unsettled frontier are viewed through the eyes of Laura Ingalls, the second-born daughter.
Last EpisodeTV Movie: Bless All the Dear Children Aired: Dec. 17, 1984
Rose is kidnapped by a woman who wants a child of her own.
Series Fun Facts
- Alison Arngrim (Nellie Oleson) wanted to date Radames Pera (John Sanderson) at the time he appeared in the series, but he felt she was too young for him.
- As the show started in 1974 Michael Landon played Charles Ingalls. A year before the show started, the TV show "Bonanza" (1959-1973) ended which Michael Landon also starred in as Little Joe…
[show]As the show started in 1974 Michael Landon played Charles Ingalls. A year before the show started, the TV show "Bonanza" (1959-1973) ended which Michael Landon also starred in as Little Joe Cartwright, along with Dan Blocker, up until his unexpected death in 1972. Blocker co-starred alongside Landon as his giant, but gentle brother, Big Hoss Cartwright. Had Dan Blocker not died in 1972 and been alive at the time when "Little House on the Prairie" (1974) first started airing two years later, he most likely would have been offered the part of Isaiah Edwards that eventually went to Victor French. Had Blocker been alive to have taken the part, it would have marked the second time in television history that he and Landon did a TV show together that went over a ten year period. After Little House on the Prairie ended in 1983, a year later, Michael Landon and Victor French would both go on to do the show "Highway to Heaven" (1984-1989).
- Melissa Gilbert was impressed by Michael Landon's habit of putting out cigarettes on his gloves. Landon was a chain smoker.