Cather, Willa Sibert
1873 - Born on the 7th of December at Back Creek Valley near Winchester, Virginia U.S.A. Willa Sibert Cather was Nebraska's most noted novelist.
1895 - Cather was graduated from the University of Nebraska.
1901 - She taught English in a Pittsburgh high school in Pennsylvania U.S.A.
1906 - She moved to New York and became the leading magazine editor of her day while serving as managing editor of McClure's Magazine.
1917 - Cather continued her education and received a doctorate of letters at the University of Nebraska.
1922 - She won the Pulitzer Prize for her novel, One of Ours, about a Nebraska farm boy who went off to World War I.
1925 - Her novel, A Lost Lady, was made into a silent movie.
1947 - She died on April 24th in New York.
1973 - She was honored by the United States Postal Service by putting her image on Postal Stamp.
1986 - She was inducted into the National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame.
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