Willa Cather


  • Photo of Willa Cather Memorial Prairie
    The 610 acre Willa Cather Memorial Prairie preserves an example of the native grassland that once covered Nebraska. — Red Cloud, Nebraska

    “As I looked about me I felt that the grass was the country, as the water is the sea. The red of the grass made all the great prairie the color of wine-stains, or of certain seaweeds when they are first washed up. And there was so much motion in it…”
    Willa Cather
    My Ántonia, 1918
  • Photo of Grain elevator, Red Cloud, Nebraska
    Grain elevator. — Red Cloud, Nebraska
  • Photo of Red Cloud, NE
    Red Cloud (a.k.a. Black Hawk) was a “clean, well-planted little prairie town… In the center of town there were two rows of new brick ‘store’ buildings...”
    Willa Cather
    My Ántonia, 1918
  • Photo of Farmhouses at sunset
    Farmhouses at sunset. — Webster County, Nebraska

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Willa Cather


The Willa Cather Foundation
413 North Webster
Red Cloud, NE 68970
Phone: (866) 731-7304
Website: www.willacather.org

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