Elmwood in Cass County, Nebraska — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
Bess Streeter Aldrich, 1881-1954
The Rim of the Prairie, A Lantern in Her Hand, A White Bird Flying, Miss Bishop, Spring Came on Forever and Song of Years are among her novels. Mother Mason and The Cutters are remembered among her many stories of family life.
Bess Streeter Aldrich was born in Cedar Falls, Iowa, was educated at Iowa State Teachers College, taught school in Iowa and Utah, married Captain Charles S. Aldrich, settled in Elmwood and raised their four children.
Mrs. Aldrich portrayed life with a cheerful realism which set her apart from most other writers of the time. Her immense popularity as an author was due not only to her ability to convey life on the prairie most vividly but also to the delicate touch by which she portrayed the warmth, feelings, and personality of her characters.
Erected by Elmwood Library Board and Historical Landmark Council
Marker series. This marker is included in the Nebraska State Historical Society marker series.
Location. 40° 50.64′ N, 96° 17.549′ W. Marker is in Elmwood, Nebraska, in Cass County. Touch for map. This marker is on the corner of 5th and F Streets and is directly east of the city park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 204 East F Street, Elmwood NE 68349, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Weeping Water Academy (approx. 8.1 miles away); Platte River (approx. 11 miles away); The Ox-Bow Trail (approx. 13.9 miles away); In Honor Of John McBride Belnap (approx. 14 miles away); 100 Years of Syracuse History (approx. 14.1 miles away).
Also see . . . Bess Streeter Aldrich Foundation Website. Includes a biography of Aldrich and information on touring her home. (Submitted on April 24, 2015.)
Categories. • Arts, Letters, Music • Settlements & Settlers •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 19, 2015, by Joan Shurtliff of Seward, Nebraska. This page has been viewed 283 times since then and 56 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on April 19, 2015, by Joan Shurtliff of Seward, Nebraska. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.