Little House on the Prairie

Season 2 Episode 20


Aired Wednesday 12:00 AM Mar 17, 1976 on NBC

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  • There are some good lessons to be learned in this episode as America celebrates its Centennial.

    The 4th of July, 1876, is fast approaching and the citizens of Walnut Grove are planning a community celebration. Mary is making the flag, with help from Caroline, and a Russian immigrant, who lost everything in his native country, promises to make a fine flag pole to raise it on.

    Charles is out of sorts for a variety of reasons and that takes away quite a bit from the central theme of the episode. We remember how lucky we are to have all that we have when the Russian immigrant and his family lose everything based on a legal technicality to do with his land but the fact that he can still smile and is willing to try again is a lesson for everyone, especially Charles and those far more prosperous.