Queens of the prairie

Since the time of Laura Ingalls Wilder, author of The Little House on the Prairie and other books, people have been fascinated with the lives of pioneers.

Today, there’s a trail that fans and tourists can follow which goes to several of Wilder’s former homes, schools and farms in Kansas, Minnesota, South Dakota and other states.

In Medora, North Dakota bookseller Doug Ellison from Western Edge Books says customers go straight to the section in his store about cowgirls and women pioneers. And new research on the role of women is