The Ingalls move to Winoka because of recent struggles in Walnut Grove, and it gets the family closer to Mary. Laura meets Albert, an orphan who Charles seems to like.
Charles sells his fiddle to get Mary a gift for her birthday.
Tom Carlin is a student at the school for the blind where Mary works. Mary gets him to play football to help him gain confidence.
John Bevins is a heavy man who is made fun of a lot. He finally gets away from the ridicule by accepting a job at the school where Mary works, where no one can see him.
Toby Noe buys the kids a bunch of fireworks with the $5,000 he wins in a lottery. The Ingalls, Olesons, and Garveys all return to Walnut Grove, with Albert coming along with the Ingalls.
When the Ingalls, Olesons, and Garveys get back to Walnut Grove, they find out that it has took a turn for the worse, so everybody tries to help rebuild the town.
Laura feels left out with Albert in the family. When Charles and Caroline are discussing her feelings, Albert overhears, and runs away.
Mrs. Oleson's cousin starts a newspaper, and she gets a job in it as a gossip columnist. But she starts too many rumors, so Charles tries to settle it.
Mary accepts when Adam asks her to marry him, but she questions her choice when she isn't sure if she could take care of kids. But she, along with Adam, rescues a blind kid lost in a dust storm.
Albert and Andy take a trip to Sleepy Eye. Charles and Jonathan follow behind to watch them.
Nellie begins tutoring Andy, but Nellie's advice to get good grades is by cheating.
Joe Kagan joins the congregation in town, and Mrs. Oleson does not like this. The school for the blind is closed, and Charles and Joe take them to the new school Walnut Grove opened.
Mrs. Oleson meets Hester-Sue and is disappointed to find out that she is African-American. Hester-Sue and her group of students join the group of the blind to go to Walnut Grove.
Carrie misses Charles when he is away on a job, so she creates an imaginary friend.
Albert is ridiculed by classmates when he becomes an apprentice for an old Jewish man.
A boy pretends to go blind when his parents are about to be divorced.
There's gonna be a town dance, and Toby Noe comes to town. Laura and Albert try to be matchmakers.
Mary is pregnant, and Adam's father hears about the news. He invites the couple to come live with him, but Mary later loses the baby.
Aunt Kezia doesn't pay her taxes, so Mrs. Oleson buys the property. Mrs. Oleson offers to let her stay as their servant, while Laura and Albert make up a story about a nearby monster.
Larrabee is the only farmer in town who won't change his prices, so Jonathan embarrasses him in front of his family. But Larrabee retaliates, and gets himself into trouble.
Mary thinks that she may be regaining her sight, and Albert and Laura try to work on a cottage for Mary and Adam.
Charles is planning on buying a horse from Brett Harper. While there, Brett's two children ask Charles to help prevent their parents from splitting up.
Two men sell mutton to the people of Walnut Grove, but the mutton contains anthrax. Charles and Jonathan go on a journey to get medical supplies, and are held up by a man. Laura, who is sick, goes blind.
Laura and Albert try to help their friend Dylan see the Pacific Ocean before he dies from leukemia.