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Cather, Willa: A Lost Lady. V1. 19 Nov 2008
Willa Sibert Cather (December 7, 1873 – April 24, 1947)
was an American author who grew up in Nebraska. She is best
known for her depictions of frontier life on the Great Plains
in novels such as O Pioneers!, My Ántonia, and The
Song of the Lark.
Cather received both national and state honors. In 1973,
the United States Postal Service honored Willa Cather by
using her image on a postage stamp. In 1981 the US Mint
created the Willa Cather medallion, a half-ounce gold coin.
Cather was elected to the Nebraska Hall of Fame. In 1986,
Cather was inducted into the National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame.
Her alma mater, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, named residence halls
after both Cather and her college friend Louise Pound.
Pound had a lifelong career as professor of English at the
university and was the first woman president of the Modern
Willa Cather's A Lost Lady was first published in 1923.
It tells the story of Marian Forrester and her husband,
Captain Daniel Forrester who live in the Western town of
Sweet Water, along the Transcontinental Railroad.
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