“The life and legacy of Willa Cather”
Willa Cather, Nebraska's Pulitzer Prize-winning author, spent her formative years in Red Cloud. Many of the scenes and characters in her writings are based on the people, streets, and landscapes Cather encountered here in her youth. Visit eight period structures that influenced her writing, including her childhood home, the Catholic and Episcopal churches, the Garber Bank, the Burlington Depot, and the Pavelka Farmstead, home of Annie Pavelka, the basis for the title character of Cather's most famous novel, My Antonia. Cather's collections of writings and notes are available to researchers at the Willa Cather State Historic Site or at the Nebraska State Historical Society's Library/Archives in Lincoln, 1500 R Street.
There were lots of historic buildings and a nice bookstore. The tour was nice and interesting. The tour guide was great. She's friendly and very knowledgeable. The experience is very unique. Make sure not to miss this place once your in the area.
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Willa Cather Historic Site
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