Little House on the Prairie: Season 1, Episode 24

Founder's Day (7 May 1975)

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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 ... See full summary »



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Harriet Oleson (as Katherine MacGregor)
Jim Tyler
Helen Tyler
Wayne Heffley ...
Georgia Schmidt ...
Mrs. Grandy


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 »


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 »


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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Everybody's a winner in their own way
25 February 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This episode shows a founders day celebration - the first for the Ingalls, and the last that we see. It seems everyone is competitive in this episode. Charles is offended by an older man who claims to be better than him at chopping woods since Charles is just a farmer.

Caroline is worried about winning the pie baking contest. Her competition is Harried, which I find quite amusing. In later episodes, Harriet can't cook to save her life. I'm not sure exactly when it happened, but she seems to be really good at a lot of things at the moment.

I won't give the results of the contests, but I'll just say that sometimes it's not about who wins - it's about what we learn from not winning that counts. And I think all the Ingalls learned some lessons along the way. Did Charles do the right thing in the end? Well, I tend to think so.

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