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Petoskey in Emmet County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

McCarthy's Barber Shop

Hemingway's Michigan

 
 
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By William Fischer, Jr., August 25, 2016
1. McCarthy's Barber Shop Marker
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This building once housed McCarthy's Barber Shop and Bath Room, where, in the fall of 1919, the young Hemingway went for a shave or haircut and for the patrons' banter about fishing and politics. He also likely took advantage of the public baths located in the building's basement. The shop is referred to by name in Hemingway's novel, The Torrents of Spring.
 
Erected 2012 by Michigan Hemingway Society. (Marker Number 5.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicIndustry & Commerce. In addition, it is included in the Michigan - Hemingway's Michigan series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1919.
 
Location. 45° 22.472′ N, 84° 57.328′ W. Marker is in Petoskey, Michigan, in Emmet County. Marker is on Howard Street south of Lake Street, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 309 Howard Street, Petoskey MI 49770, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Jesperson's Restaurant (a few steps from this marker); M. J. Bourke: Agricultural Specialties (within shouting

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By William Fischer, Jr., August 25, 2016
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distance of this marker); USS Hartford Dahlgren Gun (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named USS Hartford Dahlgren Gun (within shouting distance of this marker); World War II and Korea Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Koulis Ice Cream (within shouting distance of this marker); World War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Heath Michael Robinson (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Petoskey.
 
Also see . . .
1. Tour Hemingway's Michigan. (Submitted on September 18, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Michigan Hemingway Society. (Submitted on September 18, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 7, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 18, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 193 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 18, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.

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