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Thursday, April 27. Weiss Library in Hayward.James Brakken’s Alias Ray Olson PowerPoint slide show. 7 p.m. Open to all.
Thursday, May 4. Namakagon Community Club.James Brakken’s Alias Ray Olson PowerPoint slide show. 7 p.m. CTH M & D. Open to all.
Friday & Saturday, May 5 & 6, Book Signing. Outdoor Expo, Lakewoods Resort, Cable. All 8 of James Brakken’s books will be featured. No PowerPoint show.
Sunday, May 14. Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center book discussion. James Brakken’s Alias Ray Olson, 2 – 3:30 p.m. PowerPoint slide show. Open to all. Refreshments. See BadgerValley.com for details.
Thursday, June 1. Sawyer County AARP Chapter book discussion. James Brakken’s Alias Ray Olson. Hayward Senior Center, 2 – 3 p.m. PowerPoint slide show. Open to all. Refreshments.
More presentations and book signings coming soon. Please check often. Contact James at 715-798-3163 to schedule a presentation for your club or organization.
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"A Handbook for all who value clean, safe, healthy waters."
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Who was Namakagon BEFORE he came
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Tor Loken & the Death of Chief Namakagon
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A fast-paced, fact-based 1886 murder mystery. Illustrated. 236 pages. Includes maps to the Marengo silver diggings. Signed.
Learn the facts behind Chief Namakagon's suspicious death as, with Tor Loken, you solve the mystery. Join Tor and Rosie as they save the tribal silver.
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THE TREASURE OF NAMAKAGON
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UPDATE: THE SECRET LIFE OF CHIEF NAMAKAGON, the 3rd in the trilogy, is now available at Redbery Books and the Loon Saloon in Cable, Marketplace Foods and Ben Franklin in Hayward and, in Spooner, North Wind Books. In Bayfield, find the trilogy at the Old Rittenhouse Inn and Apostle Island Books. Chequamegon Books in Washburn carries it as do many "up north" historical museums. Spirt Bay in Canal Park is the only place you'll find it in Duluth.
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THE TREASURE OF NAMAKAGON:
An 1883 lost treasure and lumberjack adventure. 26 stories woven into a great lumberjack tale. Set in Bayfield and Sawyer Counties in northern Wisconsin and in Chicago. Fiction based on fact. Text and 63 illustrations by James A. Brakken.
ENDORSED BY MIKE PERRY, LARRY MEILLER, LAMOINE MACLAUGHLIN, ERIC OLSON, ANNE STRATTON, WALDO ASP, JEFF REVERA, Others ...
"Weaving mystery into history, "The Treasure of Namakagon" vivifies the tumultuous nature of 19th-century life in the legendary northwoods." Michael Perry, bestselling Wisconsin author.
"Great story. I liked it!." Larry Meiller, Wisconsin Public Radio host.
... a very talented writer.
Consider me fan!" Jeff Rivera, Media personality, bestselling
"Open with caution. You won't want to put this one down." LaMoine MacLaughlin, Author, President, Wisconsin Writers Association.
Brakken’s new book animates the long history of conflicts over Wisconsin’s water and mineral resources. Eric Olson, UWEX-Lakes Director.
"A twisting, thrilling mix of mystery, adventure and legendary treasure, still waiting to be found. .... ...a great fund raising idea for our lake associations. ... Wisconsin history buffs will find this book a treasure in itself. ...an exciting adventure for all ages. Waldo Asp, Northwest Waters President and AARP County Chairman
"Like a live history lesson, Brakken takes his readers on a ride down Northern Wisconsin’s untamed Namakagon River, back when giant virgin forests lured heroic lumberjacks to seek their fortune. In scene after scene, the reader is surrounded by the beauty of pristine woods and lakes, rooting for the good guys to beat out the greedy ones, even learning step by step how to place the giant saw so the magnificent tree falls in just the right place." A. Y. Stratton, author of Buried Heart
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Namakagon stood to meet them. He was broad-shouldered and a half-foot taller than anyone in the room. He had black hair and a full beard. His buckskin clothes were clean and neat. A diamond-shaped silver medallion was neatly stitched onto his shirt. A dark belt around his waist supported a sheathed knife and two buckskin pouches.
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Above: "One pouch held tobacco. In the other was a map and an old pocketknife with one broken blade,
a battered silver pocket watch, an old gold medal, and a very old tintype photograph. Scratched into the back of the photo was ‘1868'."
Below: Charlie Martin on a star load of twenty-footers.
This is a thrilling north woods
adventure, based very closely on historical facts from the 1880s logging days near Cable and Hayward, Wisconsin.
Join with 16 year-old Tor Loken as he and his mentor, Chief Namakagon, work to outwit the big timber tycoons and protect the secret of the silver mine. (This mine truly existed and has not been found since the chief's death in 1886.)
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This north woods adventure is written and illustrated by Wisconsin conservationist James A. Brakken. See more on the 'About Us' page, above.
This is historical fiction based closely on many facts surrounding the Great Lakes states' timber boom of the 1880s and the legendary lost silver mine near Lake Namakagon in northwestern Wisconsin.
Themes and concepts in this story are rich and varied. See the 'Themes and Concepts' page for more.
Author readings available at your community club, library or school. Contact the author today.
The ebook is now available at SmashWords.com, Amazon and B&N. They can be read on your personal computer, Nook, smart phone, blackberry, I-pad, or on any of a number of other e-readers, including the Kindle. Click on the box link at top of page.
The Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis, Omaha and Northwestern train was known by most as the 'Omaha'.
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Imagine . . . you find a box containing items from years past, including a decaying map and a journal written about one year in an 1880s lumber camp. The journal tells the story:
After a daring 1883 rescue, Ingman Loken frees his 16 year old nephew, Tor, from a child labor scheme in a Chicago coal plant. Ingman brings him to the Loken' s lumber camp in far northwestern Wisconsin. There, Tor meets Namakagon, an Ojibwe Chief who knows of a secret silver mine. They soon learn that a sinister lumber baron intends to stop the Lokens from driving their timber down the river. Only a confrontation between the lumberjacks from the two lumber camps will decide who rules the river . . . the industrialists or the people.
More information can be found on this website and by e-mailing TreasureofNamakagon@gmail.com
This book will give you a glimpse into
. the legendary lost silver mine .
What also remains is the quest to find the Namakagon mine. 1880s newspaper accounts prove it existed. It's location is still a mystery and many still search for the Treasure of Namakagon today. Your search for the treasure begins with the map below and the above links to other pages in this website. Good luck!
Below: "There, on the back, was what looked like a map."