Great Lakes and Upper South in the News: "From bar to barber shop: Visit Hemingway haunts in Northern Michigan" from Chicago Tribune
"You can't get away from yourself by moving from one place to another," wrote Ernest Hemingway in "The Sun Also Rises."
For much of his early years, the novelist didn't move much beyond Oak Park, where he was born, and Northern Michigan, where his family had a vacation cottage. Far from getting away from himself, his experiences there figure into his earliest writing.
Walk around the resort town of Petoskey, and you'll see markers on buildings with a Hem history: the barber shop where he got a shave and a haircut (now a pet store) and the former boarding house where he lived and wrote. You can drink in the bar where he was a fixture (second stool on the left). Out in the countryside he loved, you can buy a souvenir or a sandwich at the general store he frequented. The church where Hemingway married the first of his four wives once stood on the vacant lot next door.
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