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George Cather Home

George Cather Home

The George Cather home, just south of Bladen, was the setting for One of Ours. In the pasture west of the house, George and Frances "Franc" Cather built a dugout in 1873, becoming the first of the Cather family to resettle in Nebraska. Willa's cousin, Grosvenor Phillips Cather, locally known as G.P., son of George Cather, was the prototype for Claude Wheeler in One of Ours.

“When he came up the hill like this, toward the tall house with its lighted windows, something always clutched at his heart. He both loved and hated to come home. He was always disappointed, and yet he always felt the rightness of returning to his own place. ”— One of Ours