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.

Little House on the Prairie (1974) Season 4 (1977-1978)

4x01 4 4x01 Castoffs
An eccentric, fantasy-prone woman settles down in Walnut Grove.
Sep. 12, 1977
4x02 4 4x02 Times of Change
Charles wants to have a romantic time with Caroline in Chicago, but Mary goes with him to see her fiance. While there, they realize things are much different than at Walnut Grove.
Sep. 19, 1977
4x03 4 4x03 My Ellen
Ellen Taylor drowns while with Mary and Laura. Her mother blames Laura and eventually holds her hostage, pretending Laura is her daughter.
Sep. 26, 1977
4x04 4 4x04 The Handyman
Charles leaves the kitchen he was building onto the house unfinished, and a handyman is sent from the Olesons to help finish the job. Chris Nelson, the handyman, is told to leave by ...
Oct. 03, 1977
4x05 4 4x05 The Wolves
When Caroline goes on a trip with Charles, Mary gets left in charge. Things begin to get out of hand when Laura’s friend Andy takes in a wolf and her puppy that are quickly accused ...
Oct. 17, 1977
4x06 4 4x06 The Creeper of Walnut Grove
Somebody is stealing from the people of Walnut Grove, and Laura and Andy try to find out who it is.
Oct. 24, 1977
4x07 4 4x07 To Run and Hide
Doc Baker finds another doctor to replace him when he cannot save a patient.
Oct. 31, 1977
4x08 4 4x08 The Aftermath
Jesse James, along with his brother Frank, are in town hiding. They take hostages when people find out who they really are.
Nov. 07, 1977
4x09 4 4x09 The High Cost of Being Right
Jonathan Garvey's crops are destroyed by a fire in the barn, and he refuses to get a job at the post office. He eventually leaves town.
Nov. 14, 1977
4x10 4 4x10 The Fighter
Charles is going to be in a boxing match with an ill man. After the match, the man finds out that he will die if he fights again.
Nov. 21, 1977
4x11 4 4x11 Meet Me at the Fair
The Ingalls and Olesons go to the fair. While there, the two men of the families join a donkey-riding race, two guys fight for Mary, and Carries sets off on an adventure.
Nov. 28, 1977
4x12 4 4x12 Here Come the Brides
Mr. Simms begins to like Miss Beadle, and Luke and Nellie begin to like each other.
Dec. 05, 1977
4x13 4 4x13 Freedom Flight
An Indian with a very sick father comes to Walnut Grove for help.
Dec. 12, 1977
4x14 4 4x14 The Rivals
Laura tries to get the love of a man she likes, while Charles tries to save his business.
Jan. 09, 1978
4x15 4 4x15 Whisper Country
One of the town leaders doesn't approve of education when Mary gets a job as a teacher.
Jan. 16, 1978
4x16 4 4x16 I Remember, I Remember
Mr. Ingalls is severely delayed when a wheel breaks on his wagon in the pouring rain. This is the day of Charles and Caroline's wedding anniversary. Everything had been all prepared ...
Jan. 23, 1978
4x17 4 4x17 Please Be My Friend
A message in a bottle leads Laura to an abandoned baby.
Jan. 30, 1978
4x18 4 4x18 The Inheritance
Charles receives surprising news. He will inherit money from a relative of his that is wealthy.
Feb. 06, 1978
4x19 4 4x19 The Stranger
Nels's nephew is now under the care of the Olesons after the boy has trouble at home, but they later realize they can't handle him.
Feb. 01, 1978
4x20 4 4x20 A Most Precious Gift
Caroline is pregnant with her fifth child, and she wants to have a son. Charles has to act as a doctor when she delivers the baby early.
Feb. 27, 1978
4x21 4 4x21 I'll Be Waving As You Drive Away (1)
Mary becomes blind, and Doc Baker wants Charles and Caroline to put her in a school for the blind in Iowa.
Mar. 06, 1978
4x22 4 4x22 I'll Be Waving As You Drive Away (2)
Mary is put into a school for the blind in Iowa, and she begins to like an instructor there who helps her, Adam Kendall.
Mar. 13, 1978

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