A segment of U.S. Highway 14, from Lake Benton to Mankato, Minnesota, was sedignated as Laura Ingalls Wilder Historic Highway in 1994. Along the route, you will find signs at the entrance of each town. The towns along this designated route of U.S. Highway 14 have formed a coalition for the purpose of promoting the highway and their individual communities. Each town has identified specific sites that relate to the Ingalls era of the late 1800's. The Ingalls family traveled along this route from Wisconsin to DeSmet, South Dakota, settling for a time in Walnut Grove, Minnesota.