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.
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The Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis, Omaha and Northwestern train was known by most as the 'Omaha'.
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.
The Treasure of Namakagon offers the reader an intriguing look at
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. 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."