Hunter S. Thompson returns antlers stolen from Ernest Hemingway

Hunter S. Thompson steals Hemingway's antlers, family returns them...

Hunter S. Thompson steals Hemingway’s antlers, family returns them…

You’ve heard of the pick of destiny? Well, meet the antlers of infamy. A set of antlers that Hunter S. Thompson’s stole from the Hemingway home are now on their way back to the Hemingway family.

What we would give to see what those antlers have seen…

Imagine a fresh faced Hunter S. Thompson still searching for his journalistic voice. He visits the Iowa home of his hero Ernest Hemingway, to discover more about his hero…

As a memento of his trip, he removes a set of mounted elk antlers from the wall. These antlers then hang in the garage of Thompson’s Colorado home while his career as a gonzo journalist blossoms. Coincidence? I think not… I think not…

Here, at least, he had mountains and a good river below his house; he could live among rugged, non-political people and visit, when he chose to, with a few of his famous friends who still came up to Sun Valley. He could sit in the Tram or the Alpine or the Sawtooth Club and talk with men who felt the same way he did about life, even if they were not so articulate. In this congenial atmosphere he felt he could get away from the pressures of a world gone mad, and “write truly” about life as he had in the past.
~ Hunter on Hemingway (From “The Great Shark Hunt”)

Sources:

Papa’s Planet – Hunter on Hemingway

Denver Post : Antlers taken by Hunter S. Thompson, stored in Colorado garage, returned to Hemingway home

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