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Willa Cather Memorial Prairie, Red Cloud, Nebraska. Early season grasses and prairie wild rose bend in the wind as a morning thunderstorm begins to dissipate over Willa Cather Memorial Prairie, a Nature Conservancy Preserve in Webster County, just south of the famed Great Plains author's childhood home in Red Cloud. This rolling landscape along the Republican River valley in southern Nebraska shaped Cather's writings, and was often considered a character itself in many of her novels.