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Plaque honoring Michael Landon back on display

COLLINGSWOOD, N.J. (AP) — Like an episode of TV's "Bonanza" and "Little House on the Prairie," there's a happy ending after a New Jersey town removed a plaque honoring hometown celebrity Michael Landon.

The bronze plaque dedicated to the actor, writer and producer and star of the TV shows is back on display in Knight Park in Collingswood.

Collingswood Mayor Jim Maley had said the marker was temporarily moved during a park cleanup last fall.

The Courier-Post of Cherry Hill reports (http://on.cpsj.com/J8P8Ue ) the marker is near its original location with a bench and small garden.

A woman in 1997 raised the money for the plaque in the town where Landon had a rough childhood.

The man who played Little Joe Cartwright on "Bonanza" and Charles Ingalls in "Little House" died of cancer in 1991.

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Information from: Courier-Post, http://www.courierpostonline.com/