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 […]

National Women’s History Month: Midwesterners make their mark

Throughout history, women have achieved several accomplishments that many believed were “man’s work.” How about setting records as an airplane pilot? Writing award-winning books? Running a successful newspaper? These were achieved by women with Midwestern backgrounds. March is National Women’s History Month. I thought it’d be interesting to spend some time throughout the month recognizing […]

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 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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