On East Mitchell Street in Downtown Petoskey there is this old Library building of which Andrew Carnegie donated money to build. I liked the architecture, but then I noticed there was a small sign near the steps about Ernest Hemingway.
When living in Petoskey in 1919 the library was a favorite haunt of Hemingway’s and, in December, wearing his Italian cape and Red Cross uniform, he spoke here to the Ladies Aid Society about his world war I experiences. At that event he met the Connable family who led to his connection with the Toronto Star newspaper and his employment as its European Correspondent
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