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Wednesday — February 18, 2004


Hemingway House

The more people love the Wood River Valley, the more they want to put it under lock and key.

The newest example: Neighbors of the home that once belonged to world-renowned author Ernest Hemingway emphatically opposed a Ketchum permit that would allow use of the home and its river-view site by the public.

The Hemingway House Foundation, which oversees the home, wants to make it available six days a week for limited tours by the public, educational outings for school children and writing workshops. Tours would be limited to 15 people, delivered to the site by van, up to three times per day, six days a week.

City staff estimated that trips to the site probably would not exceed 13 per day.

Neighbors claim that the private status of the road that accesses the site blocks such use. That’s one for the lawyers.

Assuming the Hemingway House has the same right to use the road as its neighbors, the city should support efforts to open the home to kids, scholars and the rest of the public who are beneficiaries of Ernest Hemingway’s great literary legacy.

Thirteen trips a day is nothing in a valley where private mega-homes generate more traffic from the service workers who attend them each day. Quiet tours and study of the home where the author died should disturb no one.

Ketchum should unlock Hemingway House.


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