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.