James Oliver Curwood

James Oliver Curwood

Born in Owosso, Michigan he left high school without graduating but was able to pass the entrance exams to the University of Michigan where he studied journalism. In 1900, Curwood sold his first story while working for the Detroit News-Tribune. By 1909 he had saved enough money to travel to the Canadian northwest, a trip that provided the inspiration for his wilderness adventure stories. The success of his novels afforded him the opportunity to return to the Yukon and Alaska for several months each year that allowed him to write more than thirty such books.By 1922, Curwood's writings had made him a very wealthy man and he fulfilled a childhood fantasy by building Curwood Castle in Owosso. Constructed in the style of an 18th century French chateau, the estate overlooked the Shiawassee River. In one of the home's two large turrets, Curwood set up his writing studio. Curwood also owned a camp in a remote area in Baraga County, Michigan, near the Huron Mountains.An advocate of environmentalism, Curwood was appointed to the Michigan Conservation Commission in 1926. The following year, while on a Florida fishing trip, Curwood was bitten on the thigh by what was believed to have been a spider and had an immediate allergic reaction. Health problems related to the bite escalated over the next few months and infection set in that led to his death from blood poisoning.Interred in the Oak Hill Cemetery in Owosso, his Curwood Castle is now a museum. During the first full weekend in June of each year, the city of Owosso holds the Curwood Festival to celebrate the city's heritage . Also in his honor, a mountain in L'Anse Township, Michigan was given the name Mount Curwood, and the L'Anse Township Park was renamed Curwood Park.
James Oliver Curwood
Kazan
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Kazan
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Ba­ree, Son of Kazan
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Baree, Son of Kazan
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The Griz­zly King
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The Grizzly King
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The Wolf Hunters / A Tale of Ad­ven­ture in the Wilder­ness
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The Val­ley of Silent Men / A Story of the Three River Coun­try
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The Gold Hunters / A Story of Life and Ad­ven­ture in the Hud­son Bay Wilds
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The Alaskan
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The Alaskan
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The Flam­ing For­est
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The Flaming Forest
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The Coun­try Be­yond / A Ro­mance of the Wilder­ness
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The River's End
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The River's End
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The Dan­ger Trail
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The Danger Trail
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The Golden Snare
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The Golden Snare
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God's Coun­try—And the Woman
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God's Country—And the Woman
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Philip Steele of the Royal North­west mounted Po­lice
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The Honor of the Big Snows
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The Honor of the Big Snows
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The Hunted Woman
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The Hunted Woman
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James Oliver Curwood
Back to God's Coun­try and Other Sto­ries
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Back to God's Country and Other Stories
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The Courage of Cap­tain Plum
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The Courage of Captain Plum
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Western Classic Collection: Cabin Fever, Heart of the West, Good Indian, Riders of the Purple Sage… (Golden Deer Classics), B.M.Bower, Clarence E.Mulford, Golden Deer Classics, Grace Hill, James Oliver Curwood, O.Henry, Robert William Chambers, Zane Grey
B.M.Bower, Clarence E.Mulford, Golden Deer Classics, Grace Hill, James Oliver Curwood, O.Henry, Robert William Chambers, Zane Grey
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