March 17, 1976
A property tax increase causes turmoil in Walnut Grove which threatens the Independence Day celebration. Charles’ co-worker at the mill, Yuri, a recent Russian immigrant loses his property when he unable to pay. Despite his misfortune, Yuri is still happy to be in America and explains to the town that in Russia there are no freedoms under the czar’s rule. For all its’ faults, America is still the best place to live.