There were the Ingalls kids—Laura (Melissa Gilbert), Mary (Melissa Anderson), Carrie (Lindsay Greenbush, who split the role with her twin sister, Sidney), and Albert (Matthew Laborteaux)—plus town bully Nellie Oleson (Alison Arngrim), Laura’s husband, Almanzo Wilder (Dean Butler), kindly schoolteacher Miss Beadle (Charlotte Stewart), and, of course, Ingalls matriarch Caroline (Karen Grassle).
It was the first time much of the cast had seen one another since 1991—the year the show’s director/executive producer/star, Michael Landon (Charles Ingalls), died.”They’ve all grown into such lovely people,” Grassle says.
Agriculture Stabilization and Conservation Service Aerial Photographs, (P0335) 107.5 linear feet Missouri county aerial photographs produced by the Agriculture Stabilization and Conservation Service.
Arrow Rock Lyceum Theatre Collection, 1961-1985, (C2898) 1 folder Correspondence concerning the development of the theater; drafts of an article regarding its history; brochure for the 1965 season, history of the theater to 1979, and program of the 25th season.
Cole County Historical Society, Photograph Collection, (P0537) 10 photographs Photos of Jefferson City and Arrow Rock Tavern. Loyd, Scrapbook, 1938-1939, (C1391) 1 volume Newspaper clippings on the history of Missouri, including activities of Spanish explorers, Civil War, temperance movement, George Caleb Bingham, growth of churches, Pony Express, Charles E.
Kearney, James brothers, and educational institutions. Cumberland Presbyterian Church, Nelson, Missouri, Records, 1891-1894, (C1875) 1 folder The records contain four ledger sheets of church records dating from to 25 November 1894.
” I can always tell them the little one that falls down the hill. : The Paramount lot was an incredible playground for us kids. Arngrim: [Anderson] looked at Melissa Gilbert and me like we were total juvenile delinquents.
Melissa [Gilbert] and Alison were always running around together. I think she thought we would get her in trouble if she hung out with us, which is perfect for her character because Mary was such a little narc. And Melissa was being watched very closely by everybody on set—she’d grown up around these people.
The two of us would go places together, and people would try to protect me from her. Gilbert: I look back now and watch episodes from when I was 15 or 16 and go, “Whoa—there’s an awkward stage.” [When Almanzo was introduced], it was the third time I had ever kissed a boy—and all three times were on TV. She is one of the most fearless people I’ve ever known. It’s a good thing because he certainly had enough of them. If you show up and you don’t know what you’re doing, you’ll probably get yelled at.Even when I was 10 I’d want to say, “Come on, it’s a TV show.” Matthew Laborteaux: I was closest to Karl Swenson [Lars Hanson]. I was kissing a man who had to shave that morning, and I hadn’t even ever shaved my legs. She has that quality today, and she had it in spades as a 15-year-old girl. I didn’t have issues with him, but some of the grown-ups did.He was an exceptionally smart man, and I always loved it when he came on set. Gilbert: I would catch frogs, and Mike would put them in his mouth and walk over to people, and they’d jump out. [Laughs] Our relationship was very close, and it grew even deeper when my father passed away [in 1976]. We went on vacation to Hawaii together every Easter. Butler: When I walked into the room to meet Michael Landon, it was clear he was a big-time star. I love the part when you can see the blind school blow up—it’s so huge, and it was the first thing they blew up, and they used too much explosive. Greenbush: To this day I haven’t been able to watch that episode.He was the one person nothing could ever happen to. Charlotte Stewart Gilbert: I was glad that they were doing it because it gave us closure, but it was sad. Belwood, James I., Account Book, 1856-1892, (C2482) 1 volume The collection contains account book of a saddler in Arrow Rock, MO, including the accounts of his hired hands.