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The TV series Little House on the Prairie was a smash hit for NBC that lasted for nine seasons. We got to witness the adventures of the Ingalls family as they built a life on the Midwestern frontier. It was a must-see, feel-good television that the whole family could (and did) watch together. There may, however, be some interesting and unusual facts about the series you may not know.

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1. Walnut Grove is a real town

Little House On The Prairie was filmed on an old rented ranch in California. It was the fictional locale of Walnut Grove. However, Walnut Grove is a real town in Minnesota, where author Laura Ingalls Wilder lived for a time. They kept the real-to-life name of the town, but the set was closer to Hollywood.

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