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ernest hemingway locations

Posted on July 16, 2013 by peter bell

Ernest Miller Hemingway was born in Oak Park, IL on July 21, 1899.  The son of a physician (Clarence Edmonds Hemingway) and a musician (Grace Hall-Hemingway), Ernest spent the summers of his youth in northern Michigan where he learned to hunt and fish, as he began to develop a habit for writing stories.  Later in […]

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jack kerouac locations

Posted on May 8, 2013 by peter bell

Born Jean-Louis Kerouac on March 12, 1922 to French-Canadian parents in the second-story apartment of a Lowell, MA home, Jack Kerouac became one of the preeminent writers (along with Allen Ginsberg and William S. Burroughs) of what was later dubbed “the Beat generation.” Before beatniks or hippies or even punk rock- this group of writers, […]

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woody guthrie locations

Posted on January 30, 2013 by peter bell

Woodrow Wilson Guthrie was born on July 14, 1911 in Okemah, Oklahoma.  Woody was named after the then soon-to-be elected president and was the son of businessman and local politician, Charles Edward Guthrie.  Woody’s mother, Nora Belle Guthrie was a homemaker who later died of Huntington’s disease- a neurological disease that Woody also inherited. Although […]

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Jim Morrison and The Doors locations

Posted on July 9, 2012 by peter bell

Forty-one years ago today, Jim Morrison was lowered into a Paris burial plot (on July 9, 1971). The Doors frontman would have been 68 years old if he were alive today, but instead died of a heroin overdose at the tender age of 27. Where once the Lizard King slithered across the country, spitting his […]

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Johnny Cash locations

Posted on June 12, 2012 by peter bell

Trying to tell the story of Johnny Cash’s life is like trying to shoehorn a tall-tale into a prefabricated narrative- you may get some of it into a tidy story, but the rest of it spills over and off the page (see the affably bland film, Walk the Line, as an exercise in sanitized myth […]

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