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Charles Ingalls acquired a small tract of land near Pepin in 1863, where he built his “Little House in the Big Woods.” His daughter, author Laura Ingalls Wilder, was born there in 1867. A replica of the log cabin is on the site at Little House Wayside—north of town off CR CC. The “beautiful lake” about which she wrote is scenic Lake Pepin, a wide spot on the Mississippi River that still attracts nature lovers. In mid-September Laura Ingalls Wilder Days celebrates the author with activities including arts and crafts, a fiddle contest, a quilt show, a parade and demonstrations of traditional crafts such as blacksmithing and hand-spinning yarn; phone (715) 255-0718.
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