Because of the significance of Cather's writings and the history of Red Cloud and Webster County, the area was designated The Willa Cather Thematic District, and is listed in the National Register of Historic Places . The thematic district encompasses twenty-six individually significant sites and four historic districts, including the Cather Prairie. In all, more than 190 sites are included in the district, making it possibly the largest historic district dedicated to an author in the United States.
For recreation there is a challenging 9-hole golf course with watered grass greens and fairways, an outstanding baseball facility, a competition sized swimming pool with new bath house, a six-lane bowling alley and a 3/8 mile high-bank, oval dirt racetrack.
Visit this appealing town and enjoy its late 19th century architecture, bricked main street, and historically enhanced lighting.
Red Cloud, named for the Oglala Sioux chief, was founded early in 1871 on homestead land filed upon by Silas Garber and Company, July 17, 1870, at Beatrice, the nearest land office. It is one of the oldest communities in the Republican Valley. When Webster County was organized, Red Cloud was voted County Seat at the first county election, April 19, 1871. The election was held in the dugout of Silas Garber, Nebraska's governor, 1875-1879.
The meeting of the Burlington and Missouri River Railways reached here in 1879, accelerating immigration from the East and abroad, bringing together a colorful variety of cultural heritage. During the 1880s, Red Cloud served as a division center for the railroad. The architectural design of Webster Street was established during that prosperous time when many of the first frame and log structures were replaced by more elaborate buildings of brick and stone.
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Thee many wonderful features of Red Cloud, Nebraska.
My trip to Red Cloud & back song by Kevin Costner & Modern West ( Gotta Get Away )
Takeoff Runway 16 at 7V7 Red Cloud, NE, around the left hand pattern to landing. Good views of village on downwind leg.
1947 Allis-Chalmers model "WC" tractor before restoration. It lives in Colorado now but comes back to Red Cloud Nebraska for reunions and parades. It looks b...
Took forever but a storm finally formed...near sunset, of course!
http://www.AdamWhiteMagic.com One of Nebraska magicians Adam White is a fair and festival entertainer that performs his comedy magic show all over the countr...
Red Cloud Nebraska high school basketball highlight video for the 2007-2008 season.
Expect severe weather between Red Cloud and Hastings, Nebraska in 24 - 48 hours.