NRHP: William Cather Homestead Site, WCTG

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William Cather Homestead Site; WCTG

William Cather Homestead Site; WCTG

NRHP Reference #: 82004921

NRHP Listing Date: 19820811


NW of Red Cloud, Red Cloud vicinity, Webster County, Nebraska

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Located near Red Cloud, the site of the William Cather homestead dwellings and buildings are now extant only as sub-surface features. William Cather, grandfather of Willa Cather, received a patent for the site from the United States Government in 1883. The features of the site date from c. 1878-93. Willa Cather describes the homestead in her book, My Antonia.

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