Piggott, Arkansas

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two story white house, with large porch
Hemingway-Pfeiffer Museum and Educational Center

Piggott is a city of the state of Arkansas in the United States of America. In 2000 there were about 3,900 people living in Piggott which is the largest city in Clay County.[1] The town was first called Huston, but was later named Piggott after Dr. James Piggott, an early resident.[2] In 1956 the town was used as the main location in Elia Kazan's movie, A Face in the Crowd, starring Lee Remick and Andy Griffith.[2]

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American author Ernest Hemingway visited Piggot many times during the 1930s. His second wife's parents, Paul and Mary Pfeiffer, lived in Piggott. They converted a barn into a studio where Hemingway could write. He wrote a lot of his novel A Farewell to Arms in the studio. The house and barn are now the Hemingway-Pfeiffer Museum and Educational Center which is run by Arkansas State University.[3]

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