Piggott is a city in the US state of Arkansas. In 2000 there were about 3,900 people living in Piggott which is the largest city in Clay County. The town was first called Huston, but was later named Piggott after Dr. James Piggott, an early resident. 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.
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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.
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- "Piggott city, Arkansas – Fact Sheet – American FactFinder". factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 12 December 2010.[permanent dead link]
- "Piggott – Piggott Arkansas – Piggott AR". arkansas.com. Archived from the original on 12 December 2010. Retrieved 12 December 2010.
- "Hemingway-Pfeiffer Museum and Educational Center". hemingway.astate.edu. Retrieved 12 December 2010.