Roger Lea MacBride


Born
in The United States
August 06, 1929

Died
March 05, 1995

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MacBride called himself "the adopted grandson" of writer and political theorist Rose Wilder Lane, the daughter of writer Laura Ingalls Wilder, and as such laid claim to the substantial Ingalls-Wilder's literary estate, including the "Little House on the Prairie" franchise. He is the author of record of three additional "Little House" books, and began the "Rocky Ridge Years" series, describing the Ozark childhood of Rose Wilder Lane. He also co-produced the 1970s television series Little House on the Prairie.

Controversy came after MacBride's death in 1995, when the local library in Mansfield, Missouri, contended that Wilder's original will gave her daughter ownership of the literary estate for her lifetime only, all rights to revert to the L
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“And reading is a wonderful thing for the mind. I have not been many places in my life. But in books, I have traveled all over the world.”
Roger Lea MacBride, In the Land of the Big Red Apple

“The only way to measure our progress is to read about what this country used to be.”
Roger Lea MacBride, Little House on Rocky Ridge

“I couldn't ever forget the Big Muddy,' Rose said. Mama said she probably wouldn't either. 'But small, everyday things are easy to forget,' she said. 'You will want to remember those things. Life will be changed when you are grown, just the way life has changed since I was a little girl. The wild prairie is tamed now. Big cities are lit by electrified lamps. People can even visit each other from miles apart, simply by talking into a box. The only way to measure our progress is to read about what this country used to be.”
Roger Lea MacBride, Little House on Rocky Ridge

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