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2:17 AM Tue, Sept. 25th

Not in Papa's backyard: Ketchum feuds over Hemingway house

KETCHUM, Idaho — Ernest Hemingway's house near Sun Valley isn't exactly as he left it on the morning 44 years ago when he put a shotgun to his head and killed himself. But enough reminders remain from when the Pulitzer Prize winning author called Idaho home.

A mounted gazelle's head stares out into the second-floor master bedroom. Two more trophies from Hemingway's two African trips, a lesser kudu and an impala, are in the living room. In one stairwell, there's a painting of a slaughtered bull; a postcard-sized drawing by Pablo Picasso adorns another wall elsewhere in the two-story concrete-and-wood house.