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Willow Shade B-17 | Marker History

Willow Shade Marker, B-17

This house, built in 1858, was the childhood home of novelist Willa Cather from 1874 to 1883, when she moved with her family to Nebraska. It was the setting of the final chapters of her novel SAPPHIRA AND THE SLAVE GIRL. Willa Cather was born December 7, 1873, one mile south in the community of Gore then known as Back Creek Valley.

Marker Information:
Year On Marker: 1986
Region: Shenandoah Valley Region
Geographic Location: Frederick County
Physical Description of Location: 6444 Northwestern Pike (Route 50), Winchester, VA 22603. Marker is on right when traveling west.
GPS Location: 39.2689539570,-78.3093932420
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