Nebraska at 150: Red Cloud is home to Willa Cather and more

Editor’s Note: Nebraska celebrates its 150th birthday as a state March 1. As the state observes its sesquicentennial during 2017, we wanted to take a look at Cornhusker state attractions leading up to the celebrations. Today, we take a look back at Red Cloud, home to Willa Cather and more… Among the quiet flow of […]

Red Cloud museum captures early life of south central Nebraska’s Webster County

Mastodons once roamed Nebraska. The Webster County Museum in Red Cloud displays one of the largest jawbones discovered, as part of its paleontology exhibit. That fact, along with a lot more artifacts, helps tell the story of the south central Nebraska area. The museum has thousands of items on display dating back to the 1800s, […]

Cather Second Home B&B offers history with a comfy stay

Spending the weekend in a guest home where Willa Cather once slept was impressive in my mind. Her parents bought the home after she had left Red Cloud. But, she would stay in the house when she visited. The Cathers bought the Cather Second Home, as it’s called, in 1903 and moved in 1904, after […]

Red Cloud’s Kaley House transforms into beautiful B&B

The Kaley House was once one of the most beautiful homes in Red Cloud. It was situated on “Quality Street,” the name given to the area by author Willa Cather, to describe the neighborhood where some of the town’s “best” citizens resided. Charles Kaley had the house built in 1885, 14 years after Red Cloud […]

Red Cloud tour gives inside look at Willa Cather’s stories

My daughters tease me, but I love seeing places where historical figures lived or worked. I’ve seen the homes of President Abraham Lincoln, Bill Clinton, Dwight Eisenhower and Harry Truman. I’ve the seen the homes or hometowns of Samuel Clemons (Mark Twain), JC Penney, General John J. Pershing, Buffalo Bill Cody and Henry Fonda. Now, […]

Visit Red Cloud, Nebraska, and see Willa Cather history and more

Among the quiet flow of the Republican River and the wind blowing across the tall prairie grass sits a sleeping giant. Red Cloud, Nebraska, is itching for you to visit, so the locals can show you that the community is more than a small town in rural America. Red Cloud – a community of 1,020 […]

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