1968 : Ernest Hemingway’s Family Cottage Added to National Historical Landmarks

November 24, 2020 all-day

Windemere, the Hemingway family’s cottage at Walloon Lake, Michigan (Photo by Michigan Tourist Council, 1972)

Ernest Hemingway’s family cottage, “Windemere,” in Emmet County was added to the list of national historic landmarks. In 1899, Ernest Hemmingway’s father built the “Windemere” cottage in Emmet County. And it was here that the famous fiction writer spent nearly all the summers of his youth. It was here that he began his life-long passions of hunting and fishing. And most importantly, it was here that he wrote some of his first serious fiction. Hemmingway produced numerous volumes of short stories and some of the most significant novels of the modern era, including The Sun Also Rises (1926), A Farewell to Arms (1929), For Whom the Bell Tolls (1940), and The Old Man and the Sea (1952). “Windemere” was added to the list of national historic landmarks on November 24, 1968.

A picture of very young Ernest Hemingway fishing on Horton’s Creek, July 1904.  Photo by Hemingway Collection at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library.

Ernest Fishing
Sources :

“Michigan Historical Calendar“, courtesy of the Clarke Historical Library at Central Michigan University.

Jill Arnold, “The Son Also Rises”, Seeking Michigan, September 18, 2012.

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