1916 : Ernest Hemingway Departs for Northern Michigan

When:
June 10, 2020 all-day
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Young Ernest Hemingway fishing at Walloon Lake, Michigan, 1916 (Image from the Ernest Hemingway Collection, John F. Kennedy Presidential Library. Found on Wikimedia Commons)

On June 10, 1916, Ernest Hemingway departed Chicago for one of his many trips to Northern Michigan, but this one was dedicated to fishing. Many credit Hemingway’s love of fly-fishing in Northern Michigan for the Nick Adams short stories.

Source : Michigan Every Day.

Intrigued? See

The Nick Adams stories. New York, Scribner [1972]

Ernest Hemingway [videorecording] : life in Michigan / WCMU ; Michigan Humanities Council. [Mount Pleasant, Mich.] : WCMU, [2008]. [The film] “takes a closer look at ‘Ernie,’ a boy from Oak Park, Illinois, spending his boyhood summers with his family at their cottage in Northern Michigan. Years later, Hemingway would incorporate his memories from the area into a collection of fictional stories about a boy named ‘Nick Adams’ who loved hunting, fishing, and friends in places like Petoskey and Horton Bay”

Photo: Young Ernest Hemingway fishing at Walloon Lake, Michigan, 1916 (Image from the Ernest Hemingway Collection, John F. Kennedy Presidential Library. Found on Wikimedia Commons)

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