Ketchum, Idaho

Ketchum is a city in Blaine County, Idaho. Located in Wood River Valley and adjacent to Sun Valley, known for its world-famous skiing.1

Literary significance

Ernest Hemingway moved to Ketchum in 1959 after Castro took power in Cuba. While there he worked portions of For Whom the Bell Tolls, Islands in the Stream, The Garden of Eden and A Moveable Feast. He committed suicide there on July 2, 1961.2

See also


  1. Discover Ketchum,” Ketchum, Idaho, accessed December 29, 2020.
  2. Ernest Hemingway’s Own Private Idaho.” Independent, July 27, 2016.
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