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First Season (1974-1975)

1. A Harvest Of Friends
2. Country Girls
3. The 100 Mile Walk
4. Mr. Edwards’ Homecoming
5. The Love Of Johnny Johnson
6. If I Should Wake Before I Die
7. Town Party, Country Party
8. Ma’s Holiday
9. School Mom
10. The Racoon
11. The Voice Of Tinker Jones
12. The Award
13. The Lord Is My Shepherd [2 hours]
14. Christmas At Plum Creek
15. Family Quarrel
16. Doctor’s Lady
17. Plague
18. Circus Man
19. Child In Pain
20. Money Crop
21. Survival
22. To See The World
23. Founder’s Day

1. A Harvest Of Friends 09/11/74
Laura says, "Home is the nicest word there is." The Ingalls settle on the banks of Plum Creek in Walnut Grove. To get the farm set up, Charles must take on several jobs at once. He promises one person that if he didn't get the job done in the specified time, the person could have his oxen. Charles gets injured one day when he is out on a picnic with his family. The person comes to pick up the oxen because he believes that Charles won't get the job done on time. Charles tries to get some bags of grain stacked, but he collapses soon after starting. Then Mary and Laura try to stack the bags. While they are working, the other men in Walnut Grove come to help stack the grain. The Ingalls get to keep their oxen.


2. Country Girls 09/18/74
Laura and Mary start school for the first time. That is where they meet Nellie Oleson, who frequently refers to them as "country girls". Since Laura hasn't been to school before, she tries especially hard with her schoolwork. The students have to write an essay to present in front of the class. Laura recites what she would have written on the paper if she could have, instead of what was actually written on it.


3. The 100 Mile Walk 09/25/74
In the beginning, things look very good for the Ingalls until a bad hailstorm ruins their crops. Charles and some other farmers must leave to look for work. They end up working in a quarry. While Charles is away, Caroline is able to get the women of Walnut Grove to join together to harvest the remaining crops.


4. Mr. Edwards' Homecoming 10/02/74
While Charles is in Mankato, he runs into Mr. Edwards and invites him to come to Walnut Grove. Caroline tries to match Mr. Edwards up with Grace Snider, but instead she just ends up in the way since Mr. Edwards is able to charm Grace all by himself. Although there are a couple problems that must be overcome, things turn out for the best in the end.


5. The Love Of Johnny Johnson 10/09/74
Laura falls in love with a new student, Johnny Johnson. Johnny, who is a lot older than Laura, is interested in Mary instead. Although Mary is not interested in Johnny, Laura's actions cause tension between the sisters. When Charles finds this out, he is appalled that either of his girls is involved with Johnny.


6. If I Should Wake Before I Die10/23/74
After her friend dies, Miss Amy, an old lady, convinces the Ingalls and Doc Baker to help her stage her own death. Amy thought this was the only way to get her family to come and see her.


7. Town Party, Country Party 10/30/74
Laura becomes good friends with a lonely schoolmate, Olga, who has one leg that is shorter than the other. Charles secretly helps Olga by building her an elevated shoe. When Olga's father finds out he is upset at Charles until he sees Olga running and playing with the other school children.


8. Ma's Holiday11/06/74
Charles and Caroline decide to go on a second honeymoon and leave Mr. Edwards in charge of the children. The honeymoon doesn't turn out very well because Caroline keeps worrying about the children. Back at home, Mr. Edwards has his hands full with Carrie.


9. School Mom 11/13/74
After Ms. Beadle sprains her ankle, Caroline becomes the substitute teacher. Caroline takes a special interest in helping an older student, Abel, learn to read. One day Mrs. Oleson shows up and causes Abel to quit school.. Because of this Caroline quits, but returns after she convinces Abel to give school another chance.


10. The Racoon 11/20/74
Charles allows Laura to adopt a baby raccoon, Jasper. After being caged, the raccoon bites Laura and Jack and runs away. The family fears that Laura and Jack might have rabies until a healthy Jasper returns.


11. The Voice Of Tinker Jones 12/04/74
The town becomes divided when Mrs. Oleson offers to buy a bell for the church, but only if she can put up a plaque. The differences and arguing begin to affect the school children. A mute craftsman, Tinker Jones, steps in and with the help of the school children, is able to make a bell.


12. The Award 12/11/74
While studying for an optional history exam in the barn, Mary accidentally knocks over a reading lamp and starts a fire. Caroline punishes Mary by telling her she couldn't take the exam. Mary doesn't tell Ms. Beadle this until the day of the exam.


13. The Lord Is My Shepherd [2 hours] 12/18/74
Caroline gives birth to a baby boy. The boy dies soon afterwards. Because Laura believes it was her fault that the baby died, she leaves home and goes on a trip to get closer to God. On the mountain she climbs, she meets Jonathan. Jonathan makes a wooden cross for Laura. One time while she iss washing in the creek, the cross falls off and floats downstream. Her pa discovers the cross and is able to figure out where she was.


14. Christmas At Plum Creek 12/25/74
The Christmas holiday is approaching and the members of the Ingalls family go about their holiday shopping in secrecy. Laura is able to buy her mom a stove that she wanted after she sells her horse to Mr. Oleson.


15. Family Quarrel 01/15/75
After a major disagreementt, Nels and Harriet go their separate ways. Everybody in town tries to get the two back together.


16. Doctor's Lady 01/22/75
Dr. Baker falls in love with Harriet's niece, Kate. Dr. Baker realizes that she is too young for him when he sees Kate running around with Mary and Laura.


17. Plague 01/29/75
Several people in Walnut Grove get very sick. A quarantine is set up in the church while the source of the illness is being sought.


18. Circus Man 02/05/75
A traveling circusman, O'Hara, comes to Walnut Grove and tries to get everyone to believe he has magic healing powders. However, he is really found out when Mrs. Oleson almost loses her life when she tries his healing powders instead of having an operation.


19. Child In Pain 02/12/75
When it is found out that a young boy, Graham, is being beaten by his alcoholic father, John, Caroline takes care of the boy while Charles stays with John to try to get him to stay sober.


20. Money Crop 02/19/75
A new farmer, Joe, in Walnut Grove convinces the other farmers to buy seed from him. While he is on the way back to Walnut Grove, he is in an accident and gets trapped underneath the wagon. When Joe doesn't return, the farmers get suspicious that they got in on a bad deal.


21. Survival 02/26/75
The Ingalls have to seek shelter when a blizzard hits. There they meet an Indian who helps them out. A marshal, looking for the Indian, comes by and arrests him. Charles helps the Indian escape. Later the Indian comes by again and brings food to the Ingalls. The marshal sees the Indian and shoots him. When the marshall realizes what the Indian was doing, he regrets his previous behavior toward the Indian.


22. To See The World 03/05/75
Johnny Johnson leaves to "see the world" and Mr. Edwards goes along with him to keep him out of trouble. Johnny meets up with a girl who is able to trick him out of a lot of money. Mr. Edwards talks to this girl to try to have her convince Johnny to go back home.


23. Founder's Day 05/07/75
Walnut Grove celebrates this great day with several different competitions. There are very competitive spirits between the Olesons and the Ingalls.

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