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Red Cloud in Webster County, Nebraska — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Cather Childhood Home

 
 
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By Bill Kirchner, September 22, 2014
1. Cather Childhood Home Marker
Inscription. Built ca. 1876, this is the house in which Willa Cather lived from 1884 to 1890. She describes it in "Old Mrs. Harris," in "The Best Years," and in this quotation from Song of the Lark:
"They turned into another street and saw before them lighted windows; a low story-and-a-half house, with wing built on at the right and a kitchen addition at the back, everything a little on the slant--roofs, windows, and doors." Restored and donated by the Willa Cather Pioneer Memorial and Educational Foundation."
 
Erected by the Nebraska State Historical Society. (Marker Number 264.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Nebraska State Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 40° 5.254′ N, 98° 31.249′ W. Marker is in Red Cloud, Nebraska, in Webster County. Marker is at the intersection of North Cedar Street and West 3rd Avenue, on the right when traveling south on North Cedar Street. Touch for map. Marker is on the southwest corner. Marker is in this post office area: Red Cloud NE 68970, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 7 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. 1871 Red Cloud 1971 (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Red Cloud Volunteer Fire Department Bell
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By Bill Kirchner, September 22, 2014
2. Cather Childhood Home Marker
(about 400 feet away); Cottonwood Tree - 1871 (about 400 feet away); Grace Episcopal Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); 1871 Webster County 1971 (approx. mile away); Burlington Depot (approx. 0.7 miles away); Willa Cather Memorial Prairie (approx. 5.8 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Cather's Childhood Home. Upon entering this living memorial, fans of Cather walk into her world, and begin to understand the makings of her artistry. (Submitted on October 14, 2014, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.) 
 
Categories. Arts, Letters, Music
 
Cather Childhood Home image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, September 22, 2014
3. Cather Childhood Home
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 14, 2014, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 306 times since then and 46 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 14, 2014, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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