May 15, 2013

Of Interest: May 15, 2013

Almanzo Wilder subject of PBS documentary

BURKE — Public television will air a documentary Sunday that was filmed in Burke depicting the early life of Almanzo Wilder from the book “Farmer Boy” written by his wife, Laura Ingalls Wilder.

“Almanzo Wilder: Life Before Laura” was co-produced by Dean Butler, the actor-director who portrayed Almanzo in the television series “Little House on the Prairie” based on the author’s popular books.

The program airs at 4 p.m. Sunday.

The DVD is available from the Almanzo and Laura Ingalls Wilder Association, which can be reached at its new email address:

The Wilder Farm opens for another season on Saturday, May 25.

The hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, with the last tour at 3 p.m. each day.

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