For everything Ernest Hemingway was, he was an original. A man that liked adventure, hunting, booze, and Cuban
prostitutes. He was not the typically refined literary of his generation, but
he stood out as a fascinating figure in American history. Someone we can’t help
but be drawn to. And where did such a well-traveled adventurer decide to
settle down? Ketchum Idaho. All right I admit he probably would have stayed in
Cuba if Castro’s revolution hadn’t gone down the way it did. But still, Hemingway
had been coming to Sun Valley since 1939 and his larger-than-life figure lingers
over the area to this day. Do you know why the statue is facing the direction it is? His house is over there? I read on my smartphone that it’s because he said he would never
miss a sunrise. He’s facing east, so he still gets to see the sunrise. I learned two
things there. One, that he never missed the sunrise. And two, the Sun rises in the
east. The quote below the bust is… are we gonna call that the bust? Isn’t that a bust? It’s a bust right? I thought bust was more of a female thing. I thought a
bust was a head right? It’s like a sculptured head. I stand to be
corrected. So now you learned enough and you didn’t have to use a smartphone to
teach me that. Katie behind the camera was over here shootin a little footage
of Mr. Hemingway. And there’s this little hole right here in the statue thing. And
she found this old black book. Create and let others do the same.
What would I write to Ernest Hemingway? Yeah this might take a while.
No I got it. Thank you kind sir. For the Man and the
Sea. As of this video Hemingway’s house is closed to the public. But a Hemingway
exhibit can be found at the Sun Valley History Museum in Forest Park open
Wednesday through Saturday from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. So he just came here and
visited a lot? He liked the great outdoors, he liked hunting, it was remote. And then finally when old age kind of came over
him he retired here in 1959 before dying two years later in 1961. Ernest Miller
Hemingway. July 21 1899-July 2nd 1961. I thought it only appropriate we bring him
some rum. I also think instead of just leaving the bottle which would be rude.
We actually open it for the man and respectfully… I feel like just right on his name. Okay.
Ernest, have one on us. Thanks for all the good books. Good? We only had one rum so we better have got it. Please subscribe to our channel for weekly adventures in Idaho and beyond.
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