Laura Ingalls Wilder died on February 10, 1957, three days after her 90th birthday, sixty years ago today.
She had lived during the administrations of 17 different presidents, had survived two world wars, and had seen the emergence of the United States as a world power. She rode in a covered wagon in the 1870s and flew in an airplane in the 1950s. She is buried in Mansfield, Missouri.
[Wow, I had the wrong year when I first posted this. Thanks to Connie for setting me straight.]