A Note From the Road: Road Trip Missouri - Little House in Missouri - Hwy A - Mansfield, Missouri

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 Little House in Missouri - Hwy A - Mansfield, Missouri - a.d. elliott

I was so excited to see this place, Mom!

These were some of my favorite books when I was growing up, so exploring this museum was a lot of fun for me (not so much for Fish, but he was a good sport about it).

I was a little bummed that they didn't allow any indoor photography (the flash will degrade things faster but most curators will allow non-flash photography, not here though).

Laura loved her china - and seeing one of their wagons that they traveled in, I have no idea how the china survived the moves.

It is making me sad that her books have come under so much controversy because of the strong bias her and her family had against Native Americans. I think that addressing the bias is important, and, when reading these books to children it is crucial to address how incorrect and repugnant that bias is, it was a bias that was taught to everyone at that time, and rather than push it under the rug, we need to address it. 

xoxo a.d.


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