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Hemingway Idaho home to become historic place

The house in Ketchum, Idaho, where American writer Ernest Hemingway penned the final drafts of A Moveable Feast and The Dangerous Summer before killing himself has been listed on the National Registry of Historic Places.

Ketchum, Idaho.
Ketchum, Idaho. Image by Sam Beebe / CC BY 2.0

The National Park Service, which manages the Registry, says the house gives visitors special insights into the Nobel Prize–winning author. Available to visit by invite only, the house contains items as Hemingway left them: boots next to the fireplace  and 1950s decor. Hemingway took his own life in July 1961 at the age of 61, as a result of declining mental health, according to biographers. Read more: nytimes.com