“On the Laura Ingalls Wilder Historic Highway”
Located in Redwood County, quaint Sanborn, Minnesota was originally platted in 1881, and incorporated as a town ten years later (after the post office had been established in 1880). Sanborn was named in honor of Sherburn Sanborn, who for many years was an officer of the Chicago and Northwestern Railway Company.
Home to such festivals as Watermelon Days, Art in the Park and Hometown Christmas, visitors in Sanborn also will be intrigued to view what life was like for early settlers at “Sod House on the Prairie” (www.sodhouse.org). This one-of-a-kind exhibit just 20 miles from Laura Ingalls Wilder’s home in Walnut Grove hearkens back to the days of the “sod busters.” Open from April through October, the Sod House on the Prairie is an educational experience for young and old alike.