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On this day in 1873 author Willa Cather was born.

Af­ter grad­u­at­ing from the Univer­sity of Ne­braska in Lin­coln in 1895, Cather moved to Pittsburgh to be an editor for a fam­ily mag­a­zine. She later be­came an editor for the daily pa­per in Pittsburgh.

She moved to New York to take a job as man­ag­ing editor of Mc­clure’s, a monthly pub­li­ca­tion, and be­gan writ­ing nov­els.

Cather lived most of her adult life in New York. She is a Pulitzer Prize win­ning author and wrote nov­els un­til she died in 1947.

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