It was about a family living on a farm in Minnesota in the 1870s and 1880s. The show was a loose adaptation of Laura Ingalls Wilder’s best-selling series of Little House on the Prairie books.
The show's central characters were Charles Ingalls, farmer and patriarch, with his wife, Caroline, and four daughters, Mary, Laura, Carrie and Grace. Later adding adopted children Albert, Cassandra and James.
Other memorable characters included the friendly Nels Oleson, proprietor of the town's general store, Oleson's Mercantile; his malicious, gossipping wife, Harriet; and their two spoiled children, Nellie and Willie; and later, their adopted child, Nancy.