Willa Cather Institute

Willa Cather (1873-1947) was born a dozen miles west of Winchester, on U. S. Route 50, in Back Creek, Virginia. Well-respected and broadly read by her contemporaries, Cather has grown in stature since her death to become a world-renowned American writer. Cather spent the first nine years of her life in Virginia, mostly at Willow…Read More


With a focus on environmental quality, community education and natural places in the Shenandoah Valley region, SU-BRIES is a project of Shenandoah University’s Environmental Studies Department.

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