. The Little House was where the Ingalls family lived in Walnut Grove, and later, the Carter family. The Ingalls family moved to Plum Creek after being ordered to leave their home in Kansas by the government, because they were on the wrong side of territorial lines. They Finally moved to Iowa and sold the farm to the Carter family. It was among the very few buildings not destroyed in 1901 when the townspeople of Walnut Grove blew the town up.