"The history of every country begins in the heart of a man or a woman"- O Pioneers!
A Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author
Willa Cather (1873 - 1947) lived in Red Cloud, Nebraska as a child and attended school there with an interest in science.
From 1891 to 1895, she attended the University of Nebraska-Lincoln where she began pursuing literature. Following her graduation, she worked a variety of editorial and teaching positions before her career as an author.
Cather was recognized for her novels of frontier life. Her most notable works are My Ántonia, O Pioneers!, and One of Ours, which earned Cather her Pulitzer.
She was inducted into the Nebraska Hall of Fame in 1962.
(A reporter's recollection of young Cather.)
(A magazine excerpt about an exhibit of Cather's textiles and clothing.)
-Cather's Theater Experiences-
(She was noted for playing male roles.)