Art Jensen was born in Hailey and spent his earliest years in a mining camp at the Triumph Mine. After graduating from the University of Idaho, he worked for Idaho Power for forty years. He has lived in Hailey, Moscow, Jerome, Pocatello, Blackfoot, and Boise. He and his wife, Sue, now live in Eagle. Since retiring, he works on projects that include photography, painting landscapes, and writing a history of the mines in the Big Wood River country of central Idaho from the 1920s through the 1950s.
In 1955, when I was fifteen, I had my first encounter with Ernest Hemingway. I never met the man and saw him only twice, but both times left me with an impression that has lasted all these years. Continue reading →