Friday, May 22, 2009

General Store

This oil painting is of the Horton Bay General Store....located on the Charlevoix-Boyne City Road in the little tiny village of Horton Bay. Horton Bay, Michigan was the inspiration for Ernest Hemingway's earliest published stories. I don't think much has changed in this town since the days of Hemingway. This cool general store was built in 1876, and it is so much fun to stop in and enjoy a coke and look at all the memoribilia and photos. If you have not been "Up North" you might need to get a map out and locate the village of Horton Bay. It is close to Charlevoix. This painting was painted with many summer memories for me. I just love the old porch, flower boxes, red roof, and of course the location of this old building.

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