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Little House on the Prairie Star, Melissa Gilbert, Running for Congress

Little House on the Prairie Star Melissa Gilbert Running for Congress

Originally posted 08/10/2015 08:00PM

Melissa Gilbert, who played Laura Ingalls Wilder on Little House on the Prairie, is running for Congress in Michigan, USA Today reports.

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The Real Cause of Little House's Mary Ingalls's Blindness Finally Revealed

Little House on the Prairie: Cause of Mary Ingalls's Blindness Revealed

Originally posted 02/05/2013 09:45AM

Think you know everything about Laura Ingalls Wilder's Little House on the Prairie series?

Think again.

Readers of the beloved series will remember how Wilder's older sister Mary went blind as a result of scarlet fever. But a new study published in Pediatrics, the Official Journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics, has revealed the cause of Mary's blindness was likely meningoencephalitis – a disease similar to meningitis.

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