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 Oscar Edmund “Cap” Garland

Oscar Edmund “Cap” Garland

Birth
Avoca, Iowa County, Wisconsin, USA
Death 3 Nov 1891 (aged 26)
South Dakota, USA
Burial Willow Lake, Clark County, South Dakota, USA
Memorial ID 8860 · View Source
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Literary Figure. He was known as Laura's friend and hero, Cap Garland in Laura Ingalls Wilder's "Little House" books. In her book "The Long Winter", he saved the town of De Smet from starvation by going 15 miles to find wheat in a blizzard, along with Almanzo James Wilder. In real life, he really did save the town from starving and was known for his flashing grin, white/blonde hair and pale blue eyes.


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  • Added: 14 Mar 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 8860
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Oscar Edmund “Cap” Garland (27 Dec 1864–3 Nov 1891), Find A Grave Memorial no. 8860, citing Collins Cemetery, Willow Lake, Clark County, South Dakota, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .