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A selection of items from The Loftus Store.

  • Color Changing Mug
    Black when cool
    Full Color when filled w/ hot liquid

  • Remember the tin lunch pail Laura would carry her lunch to school in or the Tin Cup that she received as a gift for Christmas and it had peppermint candy sticks and a shiny penny. Pail $11.00/Cup $6.00/Laura's gingerbread recipe & cutter $2.50/ Candy Sticks 5/$1.00. For that little Laura fan, how much fun would it be to receive these for a birthday or Christmas? (ID: LA005)

  • Talk about going back in time. How much fun would your child or grandchild have with a bottle of ink and a pen like Laura use to use. Ink Well and Pen Set is only $12.50 (ID: LA006)

  • Many years ago this poster you are viewing was a tapestry. We have had it as part of our decor and every year we have many people ask to buy it so we have had it made into a poster. White poster paper with a dark brown ink. Size: 17"x30" $29.00 (ID: LA009)

  • Bet you don't have a model of "Pa's Store". Here is a step by step kit to assemble your very own mock up of Pa's building. It never did become a business. The Ingalls lived in it during the Long Winter and before it could become a business, it burnt. Your packet of Pa's Store contains the history of the Ingalls Building, Card stock parts to cut out and assemble and instructions to build it. It really is a fun project for the "older" Ingalls fans. $9.00 (ID: LA007)

  • Framed Artwork (ID: LA004)

  • Handmade Magnets (ID: LA043)

  • Pillows, Coasters, Towels, Aprons, and Wine Bags (ID: LA044)

  • Handmade Tree Ornaments (ID: LA045)

  • Harvey Dunn, an Illustrator & Painter of the Pioneer West. Harvey Dunn lived in a small town just a stones throw from De Smet during the same period the Ingalls lived here. Mr. Dunn is well known for his "Prairie Pictures" of pioneer girls and women on the prairie. We have a small assortment of prints, postcards, books, notecards, bookmarkers, note cards and a few gifty items. Call for pricing. (ID: LA003)

  • Pewter Collectible Plate $40 (ID: LA047)

  • Laura's Gingerbread Recipe with a mini Gingerbread Cookie Cutter $6.50 (ID: LA048)

  • Covered Wagon Night Lights & Picture Frame: Fabric top (not a light) assembly required $39, Small Wagon Night Light $25, Large Wagon Night Light $49, Wagon Picture Frame $20 (ID: LA049)

  • Book Bags $28 (ID: LA050)

  • Over the shoulder bag $24 (ID: LA051)

  • Water Bottle carriers $24 (ID: LA052)

  • Kitchen Boa's... Goes around the neck and has two hand towels attached so you won't forget where you laid them $29 (ID: LA053)

  • The Loftus Store is featuring it's first Jigsaw Puzzle. 160 pcs for $14.99 (ID: LA029)

  • Little Town on the Prairie Puzzle $26 (ID: LA046)

  • A New book-"The Wilder Life" by Wnedy McClure is her adventures following in Laura's footsteps and giving her opinion of all the places Laura lived. Regular $25.95, our special price $23.95. (ID: LA033)

  • Mr. Loftus was where Laura and Carrie purchased Pa's Christmas suspenders. When visiting De Smet be sure to stop in at the Loftus Store and we will custom fit you with a FREE pair of Twine Suspenders. (ID: LA034)

  • New Book for 2016 #050 - "The Selected Letters of Laura Ingalls Wilder by William Anderson" (ID: LA043)
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    Advertising Suspenders. "As most of you know, the Loftus Store is where Laura, Mary and Carrie found Pa's Christmas suspenders. They were the prettiest ones in town. They were blue with red flowers." We now have suspenders for men and boys.
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    Images of America De Smet - Book. This book is all about De Smet and its rich history. 2 Local De Smetites took their time and combed through many piles of pictures to put this booklet together. If you love De Smet, this is the book for you!
    (ID: Book-Images-America-De-Smet)
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    Wall Decor (On the prairie). Here is a really cool wall decor item for your Laura collection room. Use a branch or a piece of rusty metal and a couple of drawer pulls to hang it and you have a unique piece of wall art.
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  • Laser imprinted rock (ID: LA044)

Additional Featured Items:

Good Morning Mrs. Ingalls

Hanging in the Loftus Store is the original painting by Ron Becker and available to you are prints for $70.00 and notecards for $7.99.

De Smet Community Church Cookbook

This was the first church in De Smet, one that Pa Ingalls started and the origional church he built still stands today. These tried and true recipes come from the heart of the De Smet Community Church congregation. It is in it's second printing and a portion of the sales from this book goes back to the church for mission projects. The cookbook is available for $16 and $3 shipping and handling.


Custom Stationery, note pads, coloring books, recipe cards, magnetic pads, collectible spoons, mugs, lapel pins and charms. Key chains, letter openers, pocket knives, shot glasses, tree ornaments and pencils. Also we have sewing kits, bracelets, bells and necklaces, all with the Little Town on the Prairie, De Smet, SD insignia.

Old fashioned stick candy, rock candy, horehound, and lemon drops. Are you looking for Jack the bulldog, or Susan the cat? We have them for only $8.99.

Besides the basic collectible souvenirs, we at the Loftus Store pride ourselves in finding NEW collectibles or maybe you as a tourist has said "do you have this or that" and we make a point to search out your suggestions and find some great new stuff. This year we have added a line of home decor accessories such as coaster sets, trivets, aprons, towels, cloth bags, pot holder, wine bag and pillows. Check out our neat lasered rocks for your rock garden, or the ceramic tile you can work into your kitchen. How about the glass embossed block you can put your smaller cherished LIW keepsakes in. The perfect gift idea for your Laura fan that has everything else!!!!

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A couple of really cool mugs that look like they are made of marble. Check out the antique looking lantern. Wouldn’t that just set off a Laura display. The ceramic tile is a unique piece to have.

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Simple bonnets to complete period dress ensembles all made locally to fit a baby, young girl, or lady. Calico prints may vary. We have girls' sizes (sm., med., & large) through adult ladies sizes. Special sizes can be made to order. Please allow 6 to 8 weeks for completion. Prices for a single bonnet start at $17.00 and the little girl complete prairie dresses with matching bonnets start at $83.00. Also available is our matching bonnet/apron combo for $35.00.


Our Charlotte Dolls are hand made from the tips of her toes to the top of her head. She is made by the description in the book. There are several colors to choose from and those colors may differ as to what the picture shows. Cost $43.

We also have a larger hand made doll. An 18" doll that we call "Laura" with brown braids. Cost $52

Maybe you have your own American Girl Doll. We have dress and bonnet sets just for her too. The set comes with a dress, matching bonnet, apron and bloomers. Colors may vary as to the picture. Cost $34

Collecting Memorabilia?

You can own a piece of the original Loftus Store that Pa help build. We salvage the wood when renovation was being done. A five inch piece of wood is only $10.

Mr. Loftus purchased wheat during the Long Winter from a local farmer because the train could not get through and everyone was near starving. Cap Garland and Almanzo Wilder went east of town 20 miles to get it and bring it back. Mr. Loftus was the town hero. We have miniature bags of wheat for $6. Unique Loftus Store magnetic bookmarks are only $1.99 each, or 3 for $5.00


We are featuring 2 NEW books, the Pioneer Girl which came out in 2015 and the newest book, Only $39.99 and "The Selected Letters of Laura Ingalls Wilder" by William Anderson which came out in the spring of 2016, Only $26.99. We also have the DVD The Legacy of Laura Ingalls Wilder. It is a one hour documentary that goes beyond the scenes, true life story of the famed author Laura Ingalls Wilder. Step further into Laura's world with 35 minutes of bonus footage of behind the scenes with director Dean Butler and Illustrator Cheryl Harness to experience the making of this amazing DVD. Only $20.

Looking for a book written by or about Laura Ingalls Wilder? We have several. Boxed sets, individuals, hard and soft cover. We have Caroline, Martha, Rose, and Charlotte books. Laura's Album is here too. If we don't have what you are looking for, we know where to get it. Available nine book series in full color and glossy white pages with crisp clear wording.

We've added three new books available for sale. "Pioneer Girl Perspectives Exploring Laura Ingalls Wilder", "Prairie Fires", and "The Selected Letters of Laura Ingalls Wilder". Please contact us if you would like to order one of these books or any other products on this page.

T-Shirts and Sweatshirts

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    Black Polyester Men’s Cut Hoodie
    Small - XXXLarge $67
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    Ladies Tank
    Small - XXLarge $22
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    Ladies Cut Long Sleeved T’shirt
    X-Small – XXLarge $27
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    Polyester Hoodies
    S-XL $67, 2XL $69, 3XL $72
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    "Livin' on a Prairie" T-shirt
    S-3XL $25-$30
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    Sleeveless S-XL $20, Green Shag Texture Crew S-3XL $56-$60, Gray Crew S-3XL $59-$65
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    Sparkle Laura Crew & T-shirt
    Crew's- S-2XL $56-$60, T-shirt's- 3 shades of pink and black S-3XL $18-$22
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    Mens Cut/Unisex Hoodie
    Small - XXLarge $45

We have the largest selection of t-shirts and sweatshirts in town. A brilliant variety of colors with a rainbow print of a covered wagon embossed with Little Town on the Prairie, De Smet, SD available in sizes youth 2/4 to adult 3X.

How about an embroidered t-shirt or sweatshirt. It is enhanced with stick lettering that spells out Laura Ingalls Wilder, De Smet, South Dakota, and is accessorized with a bonnet, small horse heads, covered wagon and a sod house. Something really unique is a shirt that changes color in the sun. It is black and white indoors and turns colored out of doors. The scene is a prairie picture.

Laura's Favorite Corner

Be sure to check out Laura's favorite corner. The candy cupboard. We have the peppermint candy sticks along with other flavors. Remember the books talking about Horehound candy, well, we have it. We have also expanded into some of the nostalgic candies. Check out the flavored gum and mints.

If you have any questions or would like to place an order, please give us a call at 605-854-3773.

Quick Contact

The Loftus Store
205 Calumet Ave SW
De Smet, SD 57231
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Store Hours

Monday - Friday:
9am to 5:00pm
10am to 2pm

Extended hours During the Pageant weekends.

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