Malone, New York Information
Malone, New York is where Almanzo was born, and where he and his family lived during the time of the book Farmer Boy, which Laura Ingalls Wilder wrote about her future husband’s time as a young boy in New York. Almanzo begins Farmer Boy at eight years old, placing the book starting in 1866.
Farmer Boy makes numerous references to the town of Malone, which according to the book was five miles away from the Wilder’s home.
From Farmer Boy:
Malone was five miles away, but Father never started till thirty minutes before church-time. That team would trot the whole five miles, and he would stable them and blanket them and be on the church steps when the bell rang.
The Wilder’s left Malone for Spring Valley, Minnesota in the 1870s.