The series comes home to INSP!
Starring Michael Landon, Melissa Gilbert, and Lindsay Greenbush
What began as the best-selling novels by Laura Ingalls Wilder became the most beloved pioneer family of all time.
Follow Charles, Caroline, Mary, Laura, and Carrie Ingalls as they settle into a quaint little house on the banks of Plum Creek, near the small town of Walnut Grove during the late 1800s.
Loyal fans – Relive the laughter, tears, and hardships of the Ingalls family as they plant their roots on the American Frontier.
New viewers – Discover the inspiring, unconquerable courage of the Ingalls family in these exciting and touching adventures! Experience timeless themes of love, morality, and rich family values that will capture your heart!
Charles Philip Ingalls (Michael Landon)
Charles is loving, protective, and fiercely loyal; dedicated to providing a better life for his family. But with a touch of wanderlust he uproots his family, moving to the banks of Plum Creek, outside Walnut Grove, Minnesota. Through faith and the constant love of his family, Charles employs his woodworking skills to overcome challenges on the American Frontier.
Caroline Quiner Ingalls (Karen Grassle)
Caroline provides the emotional support and foundation that sustains the Ingalls family. Her strong Christian values, sensitive demeanor, and compassion sustain and enable Caroline to stand by her husband. Whether it’s pitching in with the farming or putting a hot meal on the table, Caroline is there on the frontline, ready to battle for the good of her family.
Laura Ingalls Wilder (Melissa Gilbert)
Laura is her Pa’s precocious and affable “Half-Pint.” She’s a tomboy, a fearless adventurer who’ll endeavor frontier exploration alone to satisfy her boundless curiosity. In spite of her tender age, hardship or disappointment are met with her Pa’s fierce loyalty. She’s always eager to pitch in and determined that nothing or no one will stand in her family’s way.
Mary Ingalls Kendall (Melissa Sue Anderson)
Mary is a typical, responsible oldest daughter striving to be a model child and big sister. Studious, smart, pretty, and very popular with the boys it seems things just come easy for her. But her life is abruptly changed when an illness leaves her blind. Mary’s determination and ability to excel enable her to overcome these unique, unfamiliar challenges.
Nellie Oleson Simms Dalton (Alison Arngrim)
Nellie is the richest, best-dressed, most spoiled, unpleasant and disrespectful young girl in Walnut Grove – her mother, Harriet Oleson, insists on it! And you can bet that when things go her way, Nellie brags about it. Her snooty behavior doesn’t sit well with the boys, but Nellie doesn’t worry about popularity. She’s the envy of all the school girls.
Harriet Oleson (Katherine MacGregor)
Harriet is married to Nels Oleson and co-owner of Walnut Grove’s General Store. A shrewd businesswoman, she insists Nels not allow townsfolk keep store credit when they don’t have the cash to pay for local goods. She touts herself a good Christian woman, yet she’s consistently snobby, nosey, and gossipy; and instills the same in her two bratty children.
Nels Oleson (Richard Bull)
Nels is the well-to-do general store owner. He’s a quiet type who’s known for his sympathy for the townspeople, much to his wife’s chagrin. Harriet prefers he not sell to the locals if they can’t pay, but Nels’ big heart won’t allow him to see people go without. Between Harriet and two spoiled children, Nels knows about suffering.
Willie Oleson (Jonathan Gilbert)
Willie is the younger of two Oleson children. Prone to the less discriminating activities of boyhood mischief, Willie is always in trouble with his schoolteacher and many of the townspeople in Walnut Grove. Willie isn’t elitist like his mother and big sister Nellie, and though they work hard at cultivating his haughty beliefs he’d rather play than preen.
Dr. Hiram Baker (Kevin Hagen)
Doc Baker’s gentle and compassionate demeanor makes him the treasured resident as the only doctor in Walnut Grove. And while he doesn’t always get cash, he’s overcome by the chickens, pies and other tender used to settle his fees. Highly respected and revered by the townspeople, Doc has his hands full healing the sick, mending the wounded and birthing babies.
Rev. Robert Alden (Dabbs Greer)
Rev. Alden is the stalwart, dependable pastor to the people of Walnut Grove. Every Sunday you’ll find the Reverend ready to sing praises and bring the people a word of encouragement and challenge from the Bible. And when trials and tribulations seem too tough to handle, Reverend Alden is there to lend a hand, speak a word, or simply listen.