Legacy Documentaries presents the heartwarming childhood of America’s favorite farmer boy
Almanzo Wilder: Life Before Laura
Executive Producer: Dean Butler
For more than seventy-five years the childhood of Almanzo James Wilder has been lovingly remembered and celebrated by readers of the Laura Ingalls Wilder classic, Farmer Boy (HarperCollins Publishers).
“ALMANZO WILDER: Life Before Laura” is an all-new documentary produced in partnership with the Almanzo and Laura Ingalls Wilder Association in Burke, NY. The program offers a unique look at Almanzo’s early life through original footage and re-creations shot on location at the Wilder Homestead, supported by visual and text excerpts from Farmer Boy.
The Wilder Homestead, located in northern New York State, has been painstakingly restored and today offers visitors a distinctively revealing view of Almanzo’s youth and American farm life in the mid-1800s.