De Smet, South Dakota Information
De Smet, South Dakota
De Smet was the place for the final five books in the Little House series, By the Shores of Silver Lake, The Long Winter, Little Town on the Prairie, These Happy Golden Years and The First Four Years.
Laura had many fond memories of her time in De Smet, although she and her family suffered many hardships in De Smet as well. While Laura and Almanzo would eventually leave for Rocky Ridge Farm, both Charles and Caroline would reside in De Smet for the rest of their lives.
Laura and Almanzo also returned to De Smet for a visit in 1931, which is recounted in The Road Back.