Lyra and Silas Garber: A First Couple in Frontier History and in Willa Cather's "A Lost Lady"

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In the late 19th century, Lyra and Silas Garber were well known in Nebraska. Silas Garber was the founder of Red Cloud, Nebraska, and the state's fourth governor. When Lyra came to Nebraska in 1875 as Silas' much younger bride, she was known for her beauty, fashionable dress, and social grace. The Garbers are not only significant in the history of Nebraska, but also gained national fame due to their association with American writer Willa Cather, whose controversial novel, _A Lost Lady_, was patterned after the Garbers' ...

Lyra and Silas Garber: A First Couple in Frontier History and in Willa Cather's "A Lost Lady" 2002, Western Edge Press

ISBN-13: 9781889921167

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