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Ernest Hemingway's Love for Jackson Hole

Ernest Hemingway's Love for Jackson Hole

(Jackson, Wyo.) - Did you know that Ernest Hemingway was a huge fan of Wyoming? The famous author used to visit remote Wyoming ranches in the 1920s and 1920s to fish and work on his writing. “Many of even the most avid Ernest Hemingway fans aren’t familiar with his longtime love affair with Wyoming,” said Darla Worden, who wrote “Hemingway’s Wyoming: A Cockeyed Wonderful Country” for the 2016 spring fly-fishing issue of Big Sky Journal magazine “As a Wyoming native, it was exciting to discover that Hemingway actually visited and finished his novel ‘A Farewell to Arms’ near my hometown of Sheridan,” said Worden. “Then visiting his cabin at the Bar BC near Jackson was another thrill – to think of him exploring my native state, a place that I sometimes have taken for granted, forgetting that it’s arguably one of the most beautiful places on earth.” Hemingway first arrived in Wyoming, in the tiny ranching town of Big Horn, in 1928, on the heels of his success with the publication of "A Sun Also Rises." Hemingway “fell in love with the land, the people and the trout fishing — which he described throughout his life in letters and stories,” Worden writes in the Big Sky Journal article. After stays at two area ranches and at the Sheridan Inn, catching trout and finishing "A Farewell to Arms," he continued up through Yellowstone National Park and on to Jackson Hole for fishing on the Snake River with then wife Pauline before returning to Sheridan. “Hemingway’s routine was to write in the morning and fish in the afternoon,” writes Worden, adding that his fishing log, which he kept throughout his life, “shows that he and Pauline caught 600 trout during their month of fishing in Wyoming.” Read Woden's full article here. Darla Worden is a writer who lives in Jackson, Wyo., Denver, Colo., and Paris, and is principal of WordenGroup Public Relations, with offices in Jackson Hole and Denver. *Feature Photo: (Left) Hemingway typing, (Right) Bar BC Cabin in Grand Teton National Park near Jackson. h/t WordenGroup Public Relations /