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.
Prior to the birth of Grace, Carrie was always the baby in the family. When the Ingalls family first moved to Walnut Grove, Carrie stayed home with Caroline, since she was too young to go to school. When she was old enough however, Carrie did go to school.
Carrie was very close to her adopted sister Cassandra when she and her older brother James came to live with the Ingalls.
Sometimes Carrie was shown to have a wild imagination. In season five she dreamed that she had a fairy godsister named Alyssa that looked just like her, and she believed Alyssa was real. Later, her Pa convinced her that Alyssa was in her imagination, and she made up the character out of loneliness.
Carrie, unlike her brothers and sisters, seemed to grow up slowly. She always wanted to share rooms with Laura. When the Ingalls family moved to Winoka, Carrie excitedly exclaims, "I get to sleep with Laura just like Mary used to!", while Laura wasn't looking forward to it.
Carrie Ingalls was played by twin sisters Lindsay and Sidney Greenbush throughout the series.
When they grew up more, you could tell who is who, but in the beginning, only the cast and crew knew who was the one on the big screen.
Carrie Ingalls Quotes
|Season 7 / Episode 12: - Oleson Versus Oleson|
Caroline Ingalls: While I'm gone, I want you to just be yourself and have a good time.
Carrie Ingalls: Am I gonna have to do the cooking?
Caroline Ingalls: Oh, no no no... You're Pa's gonna do that.
Albert Quinn Ingalls: Well, who's going to watch Grace?
Caroline Ingalls: Oh, your Father can attend to that.
Carrie Ingalls: It doesn't sound like Pa's going to have much fun.
|Season 6 / Episode 14: - Author, Author|
Carrie Ingalls: And Albert, what are you doing with that paper rock you made? I'll play catch with you while Laura goes to feed the baby. You better, Laura, or I'll tell Ma you used up all the glue on Albert's face!
Carrie Ingalls Photos
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