Sep. 11, 1974
60 min.
NBC TV Network

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Little House on the Prairie (1974)

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.

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Charles 'Pa' Ingalls Little House on the Prairie (1974)
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Charles Ingalls, or "Pa", was born January 10, 1836 in Cuba, New York. He is the husband of Caroline Ingalls and the father of Mary, Laura, Carrie, Charles Jr. and Grace; as well as the adoptive father of Albert Quinn, and James and Cassandra Cooper. He is also the patriarch of the Ingalls family. Charles' parents are Laura Colby and Lansford Ingalls. He has two siblings Peter and Polly Ingalls.

Charles grew up in Wisconsin and remained there with his family until it became too populated and it was starting to grow scarce of food. Caroline, Charles and their children left the big woods and went to Kansas. After many hardships they settled for a while but later were ordered to leave by the government because they lived on Indian territory.

The Ingalls family then settled in Plum Creek of Walnut Grove, Minnesota.
In order to obtain the deed for their land Charles took several jobs like working at Hanson's Mill and repairing the roof and stacking bags of grain at the feed and seed for Liam O'Neil; under the conditions that if it was not done in time O'Neil could take Charles' new oxen as collateral. At a family picnic, while getting a kite down from a tree Charles fell and broke several bones and was advised not to do any work by Doctor Baker.

Charles however attempted to finish stacking the grain bags at the feed and seed but soon was unable to continue. Laura and Mary followed Charles into town and tried to do the work themselves; and thankfully were soon aided by the men of Walnut Grove. The job got finished on schedule and Charles got to keep the oxen.

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