Walnut Groves' Founder's Day festivities promise fun and friendly competition for all except aging logger and "Bull of the Woods" Jim Tyler, who secretly fears losing the log chopping ... See full summary »

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Walnut Groves' Founder's Day festivities promise fun and friendly competition for all except aging logger and "Bull of the Woods" Jim Tyler, who secretly fears losing the log chopping contest, and with it his self respect, to a younger, stronger Charles Ingalls. Written by shepherd1138

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In future episodes, Mrs. Olsen cannot cook. See more »

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Although the show is definitely dated in the 1870s, the march that the band plays throughout this episode, the 'Washington Post March' by John Philip Sousa, was not written until 1889. See more »

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Nellie Oleson: My Pa's gonna win the tug of war!
Nellie Oleson: [to Nels] Aren't you gonna be in it?
Nels Oleson: Oh no. It's not my type of thing.
Willie Oleson: Mr. Ingalls is gonna be in it.
Nellie Oleson: It wouldn't hurt you.
Nels Oleson: Absolutely not!
Harriet Oleson: Nels, don't you want the children to be proud of you?
Nels Oleson: Yes, Dear.
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a day of celebration!!!
1 October 2015 | by (South Africa) – See all my reviews

the season 1 finale founders day!! This episode was light and fun and also the only finale that was in this tone all the others were pretty serious. Every body in walnut grove is getting ready for the most famous day "founders day". The day that walnut grove was founded by Lars Hanson. Its a huge day full of games and contests and everyone of the ingalls family are competing at something. Laura:hoop rolling and 3 legged race. Mary:rope jumping. Caroline:pie baking,3 legged race. Charles:tug of war,wood Chopin contest. The episode have a lot of funny moments were almost all futures the Olsen's. This show would not have worked with out them!!! Give this one a look its light its funny and a great way to end the series's first season.

Now continue to season 2. Have fun!!


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