American Masters

Disaster was looming when the Ingalls moved to Minnesota

Clip: 12/29/2020 | 2m 14s | Video has closed captioning.

In 1874, the Ingalls family moved to Plum Creek in Minnesota. They built what was likely the nicest house they’d ever lived in, the weather was perfect and they expected a perfect crop that would pay off their debts. Then disaster struck with the arrival of the Rocky Mountain locust invasion of 1875.

Aired: 12/29/20

Rating: NR

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