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This is the Timber Ford of Hayward edition of James Brakken's thrilling lumberjack adventure. The story is based on the 1886 murder of Chief Namakagon in northwestern Wisconsin. Brakken weaves 25 stories into a stand-alone novel, part 2 of his Chief Namakagon trilogy. Part 1, The Treasure of Namakagon took 2nd place in general fiction out of 10,000 worldwide entries. The story is based closely on history and the book includes maps to of the long-abandoned silver mines in Wisconsin's eastern Ashland County. Ages 12 and up. No obscene content other than the occasional gol-darn.
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2nd Place Winner in 2013 ABNA competition, James A. Brakken has been published in Sports Afield, Boys Life, School Arts, Field & Stream, and Outdoor Life magazines. This is his third book and the fifth he had published through his Badger Valley Publishing (BadgerValley.com) Brakken was just a boy when he first heard stories of Chief Namakagon and his secret silver mine. Born and raised in Cable, Wisconsin, not far from the Namekagon River where this story takes place, he listened to the tales of the old lumber camps, explored the legendary river, and searched for Chief Namakagon’s treasure. An educator and active conservationist, James Brakken has earned statewide recognition for his work to protect and preserve the lakes and streams of Northwest Wisconsin through his writing, teaching and leadership. Email, twitter®, or find us on facebook®. If you enjoy this book, please tell us at BayfieldCountyLakes at Yahoo.com. Let your friends know, too! Contact the author by e-mail or facebook to arrange for a brief tour that includes the site of a nineteenth century logging camp, a former ice road where thousands of sleigh loads of timber once traveled, the remains of a 19th Century river dam used to hold back water for spring drives, and other historic sights between Lake Namakagon and Hayward, Wisconsin.
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