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A trout pilgrimage to Ernest Hemingway’s “Big Two-Hearted River” (Part 1)

The railroad bridge in Seney, Mich., where a fictional Nick Adams watched monster trout in Ernest Hemingway's “Big Two-Hearted River." (Photos by John N. Maclean)

When I was a young newspaper reporter in Chicago with short vacations and little money, I used to drive to the Upper Peninsula of Michigan to fish the Big Two-Hearted River, made famous by Ernest Hemingway’s story of the same name.
Growing up in Chicago near Hemingway’s birthplace in suburban Oak Park, I had read his short stories about Nick Adams, who fished and hunted in northern Michigan, as tales of a hometown boy whom I might know and could be.

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