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Ketchum, Idaho
Celebrating Hemingway’s Legacy in Sun Valley, Idaho
The Hemingway Legacy initiative provides opportunities for local school groups to engage with their community's historical and ecological heritage. A group of fifth graders surveys the Big Wood River landscape under the direction of Mary Tyson, the director of the Center for Regional History at the Community Library.

Idaho’s Sun Valley was Ernest Hemingway’s final home—his legacy draws tourists to the region and is a point of interest for those who travel to the area to pursue the outdoor activities that he also enjoyed. Now, an NEH challenge grant, which has already helped raise more than $1 million in additional funding, is helping the Ketchum Community Library Association preserve and foster that legacy by establishing a more robust center for regional history.

“Hemingway is so integral to the history of this place, and he developed an abiding affection for the American West, and yet his time here is under-represented and little understood.”
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