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

Jesperson's Restaurant

Hemingway's Michigan

 
 
Jesperson's Restaurant Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 25, 2016
1. Jesperson's Restaurant Marker
Inscription.

Established in 1903, this Petoskey favorite is noted for its home-style cooking. Jesperson's was said to be a favorite hangout of Hemingway and his Petoskey friend, Dutch Pailthorp. Its long lunch counter suggests the ones in Hemingway's story, "The Killers" and in his novel, The Torrents of Spring. Additionally, the original owner, Yorgen Jesperson, may have inspired the character Jogi Johnson in Hemingway's novel, The Torrents of Spring.
 
Erected 2012 by Michigan Hemingway Society. (Marker Number 6.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Hemingway''s Michigan marker series.
 
Location. 45° 22.474′ N, 84° 57.342′ W. Marker is in Petoskey, Michigan, in Emmet County. Marker is on Howard Street south of Lake Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 312 Howard Street, Petoskey MI 49770, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. M. J. Bourke: Agricultural Specialties (a few steps from this marker); McCarthy's Barber Shop (a few steps from this marker); Koulis Ice Cream (within shouting distance of this marker); National Hotel

Jesperson's Restaurant and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 25, 2016
2. Jesperson's Restaurant and Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); J. Schapler Saloon (within shouting distance of this marker); The Pop Corn King (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); USS Hartford Dahlgren Gun (about 300 feet away); Fallass Drug Store (about 300 feet away). 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. Jesperson's Restaurant on Facebook. (Submitted on September 18, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Michigan Hemingway Society. (Submitted on September 18, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Notable Places
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 18, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 18, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 165 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 18, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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