Did you know that Laura Ingalls Wilder was very short for her age? Although Laura is often depicted as being very strong, and not frail as her younger sister Carrie was, Laura was only 4’11” tall.
When Laura was younger, her father had a nickname for her, Half Pint, which referred to a half pint of cider half drank up. Did her father suspect she might be short for her age even when she was young? It is unclear, but Laura doesn’t make mention of her short stature as a young lady. However, women were shorter during that time period.