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While the students at the Walnut Grove School are enjoying their summer vacation, Laura decides to attend a literary seminar in Arizona with Eliza Jane. It doesn’t take her long to discover that the professor teaching the class is more interested in starting a relationship with her than teaching the works of Emerson, Twain and other American novelists.


Episode Info


Episode number: 8x5
Production Number: 8404
Airdate: Monday November 02nd, 1981

Director: Michael Landon
Writer: Chris Abbott


  • Currently 5.5/10
5.5/10 (2 Votes cast)
Special Guest Stars
Lucy Lee Flippin
As Eliza Jane Wilder
Recurring

Guest Stars
Casey Erickson
As Delivery Boy
Recurring
Leslie Landon
As Pam
Recurring
Warner McKay
As Ticket Vendor
Recurring
Darlene Conley
As Mrs. Pierce
Frank Kennedy
As Conductor
George Petrie
As Ralph Waldo Emerson
Joe Lambie (1)
As William Woestehoff
Kaley Ward
As Emily
Kathryn Fuller
As Miss Ott
Patrick Collins (1)
As Mortimer Carstairs

Recap

As the school year winds down in Walnut Grove, Laura gets a letter from Eliza Jane, inviting her to a summer literary seminar that is held in Arizona. After learning that Ralph Waldo Emerson will be the keynote speaker at the seminar, Almonzo and Laura decide to find a way for her to spend the summer going to school...

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Based On The Works OfLaura Ingalls Wilder
 
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