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'Idaho's Hemingway' Documentary Explores Author's Connection To The Gem State

Ted S. Warren
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This July 30, 2007 file photo shows the house formerly owned by Ernest Hemingway, center, in a wooded landscape outside Ketchum, Idaho.


Many Idahoans are familiar with a few basics when it comes to Ernest Hemingway and his ties to Idaho: his promotion for the Sun Valley Resort, his love of hunting, and that he died by suicide at his home along the Big Wood River. That’s probably where most people’s knowledge ends.


The folks at Idaho Public Television decided to dig a little deeper, and the end result? A new documentary titled "Idaho’s Hemingway" exploring his time in Idaho from 1939 until his death in 1961.


Idaho Matters spoke with IPTV's Bill Manny and Jenny Emery Davidson, the Executive Director at the Community Library in Ketchum.

Gemma is the host of Idaho Matters, Boise State Public Radio's daily show which broadcasts live Monday-Friday at noon. She is an award-winning journalist and has spent the majority of her broadcasting career in Idaho. Gemma was a television news anchor and reporter in Boise for close to 15 years. She came to Boise in 1999 to start Fox 12.
Samantha Wright is a news reporter and producer for Idaho Matters.