Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Famous Daughter, Rose Wilder Lane

By Karen Harris
Baby Rose...Melissa Gilbert as Laura Elizabeth Ingalls Wilder, Michelle Steffin as Rose Wilder, Dean Butler as Almanzo James Wilder (Photo by NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)

Most fans of Laura Ingalls Wilder and her Little House series of autobiographical children’s book know quite a bit about Laura’s childhood, both from the books and from the hit TV series, The Little House on the Prairie, which ran from 1974 to 1983. But Laura’s story stopped after she marries her husband, Almanzo Wilder, and gives birth to her only surviving child, a daughter named Rose. Did you know that Rose grew up to be a writer like her mother and, in fact, was quite famous during her lifetime? Here’s a look at the famous Little House daughter, Rose Wilder Lane, and her own impressive career.