Hemingway Memorial

Sun Valley Road, Sun Valley, ID

Granite column top by Robert Berks bronze bust of Ernest Hemingway dedicated in 1966


Hemingway Memorial

Photo taken by Richard Doody in 1998



The sculpture, by Robert Berks, was dedicated on Ernest Hemingway’s birthday—July 21, 1966—five years after the writer ended his life at his house in nearby Ketchum.

The inscription on the base reads, "Best of all he loved the fall, the leaves yellow on the cottonwoods. Leaves floating on the trout streams and above the hills. The high blue windless skies, now he will be a part of them forever.” It is from a eulogy written by Hemingway for his friend and hunting guide Gene Van Guilder who was killed in a hunting accident in 1939.

Update Log 

  • December 13, 2018: New photos from Richard Doody
  • December 13, 2018: Added by Richard Doody


  • Richard Doody