The Ingalls and the Edwards strike gold on their Dakota claim and, as the men work at extracting the ore, Caroline and Grace start a school for the miners' children with the help of the local minister, Reverend Phillips. But even as the families try to lead a normal life, greed, the bane of the gold rush, raises its ugly head. Caroline is alarmed when even Charles is unable to define how much gold is 'enough' and when Laura's discovery of an old miner's secret results in murder and betrayal the Walnut Grove residents begin to question their motives for staying any longer in this dangerous country. Written by
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This is the last episode the Edwards' family appear as neighbors in Walnut Grove. Some will make guest appearances in future seasons before Victor French makes his return for the final season. See more
Charles, you're not going to work on the Lord's Day!
The sooner we get rich, the sooner the Reverend will have the Lord's church. It's almost like doing the Lord's work, isn't it?
Rock of Ages
Lyrics by Augustus Montague Toplady
and music by Thomas Hastings
[sung by the congregation] See more