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alpine club (former)

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Now called Whiskey Jacques, this bar was formerly a quasi-legal casino known as the Alpine Club. Ernest Hemingway used to visit the location to drink and gamble while he lived in Idaho. Mary Hemingway described the place as "very gay and fun."

About seven blocks from here is a school named after Hemingway, the Ernest Hemingway Elementary School.

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sun valley lodge

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As Ernest Hemingway's marriage to Pauline Pfeiffer began to dissolve in 1939, he received an invitation from the owner of the Sun Valley Lodge in Idaho to stay at the resort. The owner thought it would be good publicity, and Hemingway stayed with his writer/journalist girlfriend Martha Gellhorn in Room 206 as he worked on the novel For Whom the Bell Tolls.

Hemingway loved the Idaho landscape and people, and returned to the area often to hunt game and write.

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hotel ambos mundos

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This 1920s hotel was frequented by Ernest Hemingway during the 1930s, while he wrote large portions of For Whom the Bell Tolls.

His room of choice, #511, is now a museum dedicated to the writer. Large black and white photographs of Hemingway adorn the hotel's lobby, and the rooftop restaurant serves a Hemingway Special (fish and rice).

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museo ernest hemingway

from ernest hemingway posted in literature by pete_nice

Finca Vigía (English translation- Lookout Farm) is where Ernest Hemingway made his occasional home from 1939 to 1960. At this location, he wrote seven books, including The Old Man and the Sea, A Moveable Feast and Islands in the Stream.

Today, Finca Vigía is the home of the Cuban Museo Ernest Hemingway. The walls are covered with his hunting trophies and his books still line the shelves, and his fishing boat is outside.

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the hemingway-pfeiffer museum

from ernest hemingway posted in literature by pete_nice

In 1927, Ernest Hemingway married Pauline Pfeiffer of Piggott, Arkansas. She was a graduate of the Missouri School of Journalism in 1918, and was working with the Paris Vogue magazine when they met at a party.

The couple was married from 1927-1940, and the Pfeiffer family financed much of Hemingway's writing career- purchasing the couple a car and a home in Florida.

Hemingway wrote much of A Farewell to Arms in the barn studio of this residence, and today it is a museum and educational center.

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