horton bay general store

from ernest hemingway posted in literature


horton bay general store
5115 boyne city rd
boyne city, michigan 49712

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Established in 1876 (the same year as Custer's Last Stand at Little Big Horn), the Horton Bay General Store has been the hub of commerce and social life in the area for well over a century.

Ernest Hemingway used to frequent the store with his father while the family vacationed at their cottage, Windmere. The store seems to be a model for many of the general stores in Hemingway's stories including "Up in Michigan" and "The Last Good Country." The Horton Bay General Store displays various photos and memorabilia celebrating the writer.

photo: Ron Abfalter @ flickr