|Willa Cather Center in downtown Red Cloud, NE (Julianne G. Crane)|
Whenever the first time that name entered my consciousness is of little matter, I just knew I wanted to visit this community when we traveled through south central Nebraska on US 136 because it is home to the Willa Cather Center, the "largest living memorial to an author in the country."
|Inside the Willa Cather Center. (Julianne G. Crane)|
"Cather's removal from the settled and deeply felt culture of postwar rural northern Virginia to the pioneering prairie of the Nebraska Divide--a sensitive child at a critical age--was in many ways her making as an artist," states the Willa Cather Center website.
|Willa Cather National Library poster.|
Cather (d. 1947) was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for One of Ours (1922), a novel set during World War I.
If you go:
Willa Cather Foundation
413 N. Webster
Red Cloud, NE 6897
Admission is free.
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Photos: Julianne G. Crane