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Neighbors want to buy Hemingway's home and move it elsewhere

Neighbors living near Ernest Hemingway's former house in Ketchum, Idaho, don't like plans to turn it into a literary memorial. So, they're trying to buy the place out. It's the latest bid to settle a dispute with the owner, The Nature Conservancy. Four couples living nearby want to buy the 13-acre property and then donate it back to the environmental group -- as long as the conservancy promises to have the structure moved to another location. The neighbors worry that if the property becomes a memorial, it will mean an unwelcome boost in tourist traffic. The conservancy will consider the proposal, but some people are cool to the idea. They say there wouldn't be that many tourists to begin with and moving the house where the author killed himself would be a serious challenge.

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