If you love Ernest Hemingway, there’s no substitute for standing where he stood, the green expanse of the rolling plains stretching out before you, the blue toothy peaks with their white caps looming in the distance, the melodic whistling dee-dee-dadi-didle-ip of the meadowlarks sounding all around you, the air fresh with the recent rain, the sun warm on your shoulders, anticipating an afternoon’s fishing, a hearty dinner, and your friends at the bar.
Now you can experience Hemingway’s Wyoming for yourself, thanks to Explore Hemingway, a yearlong celebration of the writer’s life and work developed by Sheridan College, Wyoming Humanities, the Ucross Foundation, and the Wyoming Institute for Humanities. An especially interesting aspect of the project is Hemingway Highways, an audio auto tour, with photos and a map narrated by Hemingway’s granddaughter Mariel. The tour in north-central Wyoming stretches 40 miles along a good but winding highway from Sheridan to Big Horn to Buffalo. The tour can take a mere two hours but is best savored for a full day.
Read Tamara Linse’s full article in Humanities Magazine (Summer 2019 edition)