Little House on the Prairie log cabin to be rebuilt
The deteriorating log cabin at the “Little House on the Prairie” site in Kansas is expected to soon get a makeover. The Wichita Eagle reports the cabin was re-created and built near Independence in 1977 at the TV series’ peak of popularity. The show is based off Laura Ingalls Wilder’s books centred on her childhood in the country’s Midwest. Wilder spent a year with her family at the Kansas site in 1869. Cabin owners Bill Kurtis and Jean Schodorf say four decades of weather has worn down the house. They want to rebuild the house as well as add a barn. Schodorf says more than 20,000 people visit the site each year.